The Tank Museum | WW2 Panzer I Tank Replica to Run at Tiger Day and TANKFEST!

WW2 Panzer I Tank Replica to Run at Tiger Day and TANKFEST!

An Authentic Replica of the Iconic Tank is to make an Appearance

12th March 2020

A replica WW2 Panzer I tank is to run for the first time in the UK at Tiger Day and TANKFEST, at The Tank Museum.

Panzer 1 Replica

Der Erste Panzer has produced a full scale, working authentic reproduction of the German WW2 tank, according to original specifications.

The Panzer I was a light tank produced by Germany in the 1930s. It first saw action in the Spanish Civil War, and during the Blitzkrieg in WW2.

The Project was started three years ago by a group of friends who had a shared interest in military vehicles from WW2.

The group modelled their tank on the Panzer I located at the Museo de Medios Acorazados, Madrid, Spain. The reference tank was pressed into action during the Spanish Civil War.

Der Erste Panzer’s Jose Martinez was at the forefront of the design and planning process, and has managed to faithfully replicate the Panzer I.

Panzer 1 Replica 2Jose Martinez: “Although fabricating new parts is challenging, we have shown that it is possible to authentically replicate original vehicles with new technologies”.

Head of Marketing, Nik Wyness, “The Panzer I is an iconic WW2 tank and we are extremely pleased the replica is making an appearance at both Tiger Day and TANKFEST.

“I know that visitors to both events will be delighted to see the remarkably authentic replica run in the Museum’s arena”.

Tiger Day 13, 08 August 2020, is dedicated to the world’s most infamous running tank, Tiger 131.  TANKFEST 26-28 June, is the biggest display of historic moving armour in the world. Tickets are available online. Find out more here.