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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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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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