The Tiger I was 3547mm wide and this posed a problem for its strategic mobility….
French First World War Tanks
The Renault FT is by far the most well-known French tank of the First World War, but it was not the first Char d’Assaut used by the French Army….
Experimental WWI Tanks – Part II
While the first instalment looked at early experimental tanks, this blog post examines vehicles created as a reaction to problems tanks were encountering in combat, such as the Invicta Roller and tadpole tail. …
Experimental WWI Tanks – Part I
David Fletcher’s three part series details many examples of experimental tanks created during the First World War and includes weird and wonderful vehicles otherwise lost in the mists of time….
Gas Turbine Jagdtiger
Although the gas turbine is a fairly old invention it does not appear to have been considered for tanks until about 1945, when the first prototype – on a Jagdtiger – was developed. Contrary to popular belief the first experimental installation of a gas turbine engine in a tank took place in Austria in 1945….
It might seem odd to find a post about the Panzer III on the Tiger Collection Blog, but in fact during the early days of the Tiger’s service the Germans used the two tanks closely alongside each other….
The Tigers Repainted
The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger and Tiger II with pre-production turret were repainted to show how they looked when they were captured in 1945….
Capturing the Henschel
The Tiger II with Production turret was built in July 1944 by Henschel and given Fahrgestell Nummer (chassis number) 280093….
The Battle of Arras
The April – May 1917 Battle of Arras was the British Empire’s part of a larger offensive planned by the French….
Porsche and Henschel Turrets?
Both turrets used on the Tiger II were designed and built by the Krupp company. So why are they so often called the ‘Porsche’ and ‘Henschel’ turrets?…
Capturing The Jagdtiger
The Tank Museum’s Jagdtiger has chassis no. 305004. It was one of eleven (plus an unarmoured prototype) which were fitted with the Porsche suspension system. …
First Tiger I Knocked Out by the British
While Tiger 131 was the first intact Tiger I to be taken back to Britain, it was not the first to be knocked out. This occurred several months earlier, by the 17th/21st Lancers….
Knocking Out A King Tiger
David Fletcher looks into the story of one of the first Tiger II (King Tiger) being knocked out in Le Plessis Grimoult, using only luck and a two inch mortar. …
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Comet
Close to the Aller River, a small action took place between a lone Tiger and Comet tanks….
Tanks in Palestine in the First World War
While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey. …
Mark I and Mark II Tanks in Gaza
For many years it was widely believed that the eight tanks that fought in Gaza…
The History of the Sturmtiger
The Sturmtiger is represented in the WW2: War Stories exhibition by its massive 380mm gun….
Tiger 131 Stars in Fury
In 2015 Tiger 131 took a two-week trip to star alongside Brad Pitt and one of the Tank Museum’s Shermans in the film Fury….
It’s around this time of year that we set aside an evening to snuggle up on the sofa, switch on the Christmas tunes and write Christmas Cards for dear friends and family. Rebecca Skelton investigates The Tank Museum Archive for our finest examples. …
A. A. Milne Poem
In 2016, an undiscovered A.A. Milne poem honouring the Tank Corps was found in The Tank Musuem Archive….