Sidetracks: Tiger 131 and Tiger Day

Tiger 131 is a Tiger I tank on display at the Bovington Tank Museum in England, it was featured in Fury as the Tiger I that attacks and destroys most of Fury’s platoon mates..

 

Now why is this particular tank special?

There are 2 reasons why:

  1. Very few Tiger Is were produced, even fewer were captured and are in good condition.
  2. Tiger 131 is for all intents and purposes, the only fully operational Tiger I in the world.

Video Playlist by Wargaming Europe’s The_Challenger on Tiger 131, plus interview with the museum curator

 

In addition, Bovington also hosts an event called Tiger Day, where Tiger 131 and several other tanks are driven around, this video by The Mighty Jingles details 2015’s Tiger Day.

PERSONAL NOTE: Keep an eye on the Leopard 1, look at that thing move!

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2 thoughts on “Sidetracks: Tiger 131 and Tiger Day

    1. Yes and no, the Tiger was slow and was extremely overengineered compared to other tanks of its time, it broke down frequently, had very high fuel consumption for short distances, was expensive both resource/financially, and it was hard to maintain.

      However, it was mechanically stable (when it really worked) and had strong frontal armor in addition to a long range gun based on an Anti-Aircraft weapon.

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