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Valentine: What’s in a name?

No other tank bears such an un-war like name as The Valentine.  But despite its somewhat ironic nomenclature, the Valentine Infantry Tank was an inspired, if not risky development….

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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….

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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….

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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….

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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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The Panzerkompanie

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….

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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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