The enduring appeal of Tiger 131 – 80 years on…
Monty ‘thoroughly enjoyed’ Fighting Rommel
A newly-released letter by Bernard Montgomery ‘Monty’ in WW2, tells how he ‘thoroughly enjoyed’ his first face-off with Rommel, the Nazis’ Desert Fox….
Warrior 2 Finds a New Home at The Tank Museum
Warrior 2 was gifted to the Museum by Bovington’s Armoured Trials and Development Unit (ATDU) in a formal ceremony….
The Sturmtiger’s Firepower
Most members of the Tiger family were armed with an anti-tank gun optimised for armour penetration. …
Tiger 131 – A Twist in the Tale
The story of the world’s most famous tank has had a new chapter added, following research revealing exactly how Tiger 131 was captured….
The Myth of Tiger 131 – An Update
Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in the world and the story isn’t over……
Capture of Tiger 131
Until September 2017, this was the accepted story of the capture of Tiger 131. New evidence has found it to be incorrect. Find the new story here….
The First Tank Trials at Hatfield
Before the tank made its debut in France, the Mark I had to undergo trials and approval stages in Britain. These took place at Hatfield Park. …
Tiger Combat Debut
The Tiger combat debut took place in August 1942 on the Eastern Front. It was not a success, with three of the four breaking down….
Camouflage & Paint in WWI
Tank camouflage is a constantly changing art, depending on landscape, climate and season, among other issues. This article examines the development of tank camouflage during the First World War. …
Building the Tiger Tank
Tank construction has always been a labour intensive, expensive process. The need to increase manufacturing during the Second World War saw existing factories adapt for the job….
Building the Mark IV
While historians mainly concentrate on tanks in battle, building armoured vehicles is equally fascinating. Learn how the most produced tank of the First World War was made….
Tiger 131 Restoration: Part IX Restoration at The Tank Museum
Part IX. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger has its Tankfest and Tiger Day debut….
Tiger 131 Restoration: Part VIII The Final Stages?
Part VIII. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger ‘s restoration nears completion….
Tiger 131 Restoration: Part VII Battle Damage
Part VII. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger reveals its battle damage….
On the 18th January 1918 the first Mark V tank was driven out of the Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Company factory in Birmingham. Just 10 weeks later in early April 8th Battalion Tank Corps began training with the new tank at Humieres. It was a significant step forward from their old Mark IVs….
The Mysterious American Tiger
The US Army’s Armor School at Fort Benning holds a Tiger tank captured in Tunisia, with a contested heritage, but likely a longer service than Tiger 131….
When did British Intelligence learn about The Tiger?
Surprisingly, British intelligence did not know of the Tiger until months after its deployment, and years after Germany launched its requirement….
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. …
Tiger 131 Restoration: Part VI Oddities
Part VI. The quirks of the tank are revealed….