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The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Tanker » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:19 pm

And its in the UK down at Bovington, enjoy......

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Re: The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Mark » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:32 pm

Nice find - it's an amazing machine. I wonder what the cars thought !
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Re: The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Eric » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:59 pm

Wow, great find Tanker, worth a karma!

Did you notice the car type steering wheel? No levers for the Tiger!

I think this must have been the Tiger captured in Tunisia when it broke down and was abandoned.
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Re: The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Knobby » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:53 pm

Eric wrote:I think this must have been the Tiger captured in Tunisia when it broke down and was abandoned.


You are quite correct Eric, although I believe that it never broke down but was abandoned after a couple of shell hits. One shell wedged its self under the Turret Ring and the crew fled. You can clearly see where the shells struck as the museum staff have painted the damaged armour in silver. I was lucky enough to be present at the first public run at Tank Fest, the ground shook. Last year saw the Tiger on display but minus it's engine, as it is up for more restoration. What the staff did do was to build a gantry over the empty engine compartment so you could have a birds eye view.
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Re: The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Knobby » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 pm

Going to have a go at posting a photo showing the damage, no idea if this will work.
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Re: The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Knobby » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:44 pm

Seeing as we are now getting the issues with the rear panels and exhausts, I thought that a couple of photo's I took of the rear of Tiger 131 might come in handy.
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Re: The worlds only operational Tiger 1

Postby Knobby » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:46 pm

Both were taken at Tankfest 2009
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