The Tiger I that was displayed in the German Tank Museum in Munster has left the collection this week. The tank is owned by a private person that loaned it out for a couple of years but its time has come now to leave. Why? Well, the owner wishes to restore it to drive-able condition again! That would be great news as Tiger 131 won’t be the only Tiger rolling then. Let’s be patient.
The Museum has announced another great addition to their collection in early 2017 but they refuse to tell what yet. The only hint is “something from the Tiger world”.
I saw this particular Tiger in the museum in its full glory. I overheard a museum guide telling his group that this tank belonged to a very wealthy business man turned WWII collector and assembled this Tiger out of 6 partially broken and scrapped Tigers over the years. It is a late version Tiger, judging by the steel road wheels (Tiger 131 has wheels covered in rubber). It also has a sizable hole in the side of the hull which had likely knocked it out in the war.