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Ordnance Tiger I comes "home"
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:51 pm
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So the next question that comes to mind is where did "his" Tiger I come from? since they say it is being restored and not a replica under construction. I go with Regan here "Trust but Verify"


well, the “self styled” experts would probably guess that there are enough Tiger I armor bits here and there to make one complete vehicle. For instance, when you add the Tiger I incomplete hull in a private collection near Frankfurt am Main, plus the Tiger I main gun, turret and hull armor plates and suspension parts found somewhere in Kurland, plus some other bits that are not in the PDF list, you could imagine to put all this together to make one vehicle..

so this is "virtually" one more Tiger I.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:26 pm
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When you look at the amount of work that Bovvy had to get done on the Tiger I to get her running again, I expect it will be many years before either Ft B Tiger or Wheatcroft's are in full running order. It isn't like working on a Sherman.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:03 am
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Who knows what's been found in the depths of what was east of The Iron Curtain?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:09 am
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If the Tiger I that KW is working on was in good condition, even close to good condition he wouldn't have been so slow in sending back the USA machine. It is the same with my Loyd, what I could really do with is a perfect original Loyd in the same workshop so that when I need to check on the location of a part, or have something remanufactured I have somewhere to reference.

People seem to make a lot of the USA Tiger but is has never been as complete as Bovingtons example and if you remember, it has the left side of the turret and hull gas axed off. I don't think it will ever be a runner in the same fashion as 131.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:14 am
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Who knows what's been found in the depths of what was east of The Iron Curtain?

Anything! KW was collecting back in the 90s when the East was wide open, back in the day, German aircraft were being brought back to the UK almost monthly! I am sure armour found it's way back too.
Good luck to KW, he spends millions on bringing rare wartime vehicles back to perfact condition and they usually gat an outing for the public too. I don't know why people give him such a hard time, he does much more for historic AFVs than many international 'museums' do.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:15 am
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Who knows what's been found in the depths of what was east of The Iron Curtain?

Anything! KW was collecting back in the 90s when the East was wide open, back in the day, German aircraft were being brought back to the UK almost monthly! I am sure armour found it's way back too.
Good luck to KW, he spends millions on bringing rare wartime vehicles back to perfact condition and they usually gat an outing for the public too. I don't know why people give him such a hard time, he does much more for historic AFVs than many international 'museums' do.


Now, where's the "Like" button when you need it?
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I agree, where is the like button! KW and a few others have done great things for the preservation of historic military vehicles. They should be commended, not demonized for their passions.
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