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Tiger Tank Family Exhibition in the UK - April 2017

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For anyone interested, next April the Tank Museum at Bovington in the UK will be opening a new exhibition centered around the Tiger tank family with the loan of the Elefant from the US Army Ordnance Training and Heritage Center collection, and also possibly a Sturmtiger, to be displayed alongside the two King Tigers, Jagdtiger and Tiger. 

I dare say it won't be often that such a collection of the big tanks will be seen together.

Tiger Tank Exhibition

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3 hours ago, Sonderbefehls said:

I've heard the "SturmTiger" will not be there??...

That does seem to be the case unfortunately. Instead of it being there they are producing a phone app courtesy of the World of Tanks computer game company whereby you stand in the exhibition, I assume, and view a computer generated image of one.

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I`m  going  to  try  and make  the  trip  down  to  Bovington.It  will  certainly  be  worth  going  to  see  the  Tigers

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On 1/17/2017 at 4:28 PM, Sonderbefehls said:

Please check before you go.. I'm sure all the tickets have been sold for this event.

I'm not sure really, but it is worth it to save disappointment. :smile:

You won't have to buy tickets in advance to see the Tiger exhibition as it will be an open display inside the museum just like the other exhibits, you just pay on the day to enter the museum as you would any other day. I've no idea how long the exhibition will be running for though but I'd expect it to be a few months at least.

What you might want to buy tickets in advance for is the Tiger Day 2017 when they run Tiger 131 around the outdoor arena but even then the museum site is saying that tickets are available to buy on the day (but cheaper by £1 if you buy online).

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It has been revealed in the latest edition of Britain At War that the Tiger Exhibition will run for 2 years.

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Wow. That would great to see. Too far right now, but maybe some day. All members in the U.K. Should meet there and grab a pint or ten...

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Yesterday I had a day out and visited the Bovington Tank Museum and here are some photos of the Tiger Exhibition. Unfortunately they haven't managed to get a Sturmtiger but they do have a Sturmtiger gun barrel.

 

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The Jagdtiger

 

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And the shell it fired...

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And the gun barrel from a Sturmtiger...

 

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The two Königstiger variants held in the collection...

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The rare Elefant that is on loan for 2 years from the US (and pretty much the reason I visited the museum again)...

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And the well known Tiger '131'

 

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1 hour ago, Kevin H said:

And the well known Tiger '131'

 

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Do you happen to know what the two items on the back on the Tiger are ?  Middle picture. Not the exhaust shrouds the two canisters to the right.

 

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I don't know my armour enough to know the details I'm afraid but there are two on either side so possibly some sort of air filter perhaps? The second photo is one I took the last time I was there a few years ago.

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3 hours ago, Kentucky6 said:

Do you happen to know what the two items on the back on the Tiger are ?  Middle picture. Not the exhaust shrouds the two canisters to the right.

Those are part of the 'Feifel' air filtration system, fitted to the initial and early production varients.  The mid-production machines onwards did not have these fitted.

Regards Richard.

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Thanks for sharing your photo's; they're great. Planning a visit to the UK next year so hopefully I may be able to visit..

Regards Mark

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