The enduring appeal of Tiger 131 – 80 years on…
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….
Most members of the Tiger family were armed with an anti-tank gun optimised for armour penetration. …
The story of the world’s most famous tank has had a new chapter added, following research revealing exactly how Tiger 131 was captured….
Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in the world and the story isn’t over……
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 Tiger combat debut took place in August 1942 on the Eastern Front. It was not a success, with three of the four breaking down….
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….
Part IX. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger has its Tankfest and Tiger Day debut….
Part VIII. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger ‘s restoration nears completion….
Part VII. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the Tiger reveals its battle damage….
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….
Surprisingly, British intelligence did not know of the Tiger until months after its deployment, and years after Germany launched its requirement….
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. …
Part VI. The quirks of the tank are revealed….
It’s difficult to imagine the impact of a single tank within the Museum. On the battlefield, if a tank was operating alone it was likely something had gone very wrong….
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?…
Part V. The story of Tiger 131’s restoration, the engine blows and the Tiger is repainted after research reveals its original camouflage….
Part IV. The final stages of work on the hull, including interior details and fitting the engine….
One of the most distinctive features of the Tiger family is the interleaved and overlapping road wheels….
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