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Tank Numbers

Like all military and civilian vehicles before and since the First World War, British tanks were given unique registration, or serial, numbers. …

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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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The Battle of Passchendaele – Into Battle

Third Ypres, or Passchendaele, was a controversial battle at the time and has remained so ever since.  Disagreement exists over whether it should have been fought at all, over the tactics used and over whether the casualties were worth the gains. …

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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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Experimental WWI Tanks – Part III

The third instalment in David Fletcher’s three part series examining the experimental tanks of the First World War describes such oddities as cranes, bridges, and rudimentary amphibious tanks. …

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