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Joy Bells for Cambrai

On the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai, we look back at how the victory was celebrated with the ringing of joy bells back home in Britain….

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Why Tiger 131?

Today Tiger 131 is probably the most famous tank in the world.  Of the six surviving Tiger I’s, it is the only one numbered 131. …

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What the L

The Tiger I and Tiger II tank were armed with an 88mm gun.  However, if you tried to fire a round for one through the other, it wouldn’t fit.  Why should this be?…

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Tiger Wheels

One of the most distinctive features of the Tiger family is the interleaved and overlapping road wheels….

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The Driver’s Hatch of Tiger 131

The driver’s hatch on Tiger 131 was replaced in May 1943 by the British after capture. The result of this early repair was that Tiger 131 spent several years with an incorrect part fitted….

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T1E1 Heavy Tank

Every effort has been made over the years to identify an Allied tank that was similar to the German Tiger. None have ever really been successful although a few tanks came close, notably the T1E1….

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Soviet Tanks at Kursk

The Soviet defenders in the Kursk salient had over 1.3 million men, 3500 tanks and 28,000 pieces of artillery and anti-tank guns plus more in reserve….

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German Tanks at Kursk

The attacking German forces at Kursk amassed 777,000 men and around 2500 tanks and assault guns. This was about 70 per cent of all their tanks on the Eastern Front. …

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The Tiger Family Part 2 – The Tiger II

In Part 2 we will consider the Tiger II, or King Tiger branch of the family.  Despite the names, the two Tigers shared very little in terms of design or compatible parts, although this was not the original intention….

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Panzer III

It might seem odd to find a post about the Panzer III on the Tiger Collection Blog, but in fact during the early days of the Tiger’s service the Germans used the two tanks closely alongside each other….

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The Tigers Repainted

The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger and Tiger II with pre-production turret were repainted to show how they looked when they were captured in 1945….

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Capturing The Jagdtiger

The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger has chassis no. 305004. It was one of eleven (plus an unarmoured prototype) which were fitted with the Porsche suspension system. …

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Knocking Out A King Tiger

David Fletcher looks into the story of one of the first Tiger II (King Tiger) being knocked out in Le Plessis Grimoult, using only luck and a two inch mortar. …

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