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UNIQUE ID 214: TIGER II TANK

(Model: Porsche Turret Model)

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 214
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Tiger II (210)
Model (ID): Porsche Turret Model (390)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number: V2.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “300” painted in black on turret sides. German crosses painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a sand, green and brown camouflage scheme.
Collection Reference: E1952.33. (Accession 3352, Entry 1952.1005). “48” barely visible painted on glacis.
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Wegmann & Co, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany (Porsche-designed turret manufacturer)
2: Henschel und Sohn, Kassel, Nordhessen, Germany (Chassis manufacturer and vehicle assembly 1943-4)
3: Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Detmold, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany (Captured at Haustenbeck 1945)
4: Directorate of Tank Design, Chertsey, Surrey, South East England, Britain (From 1946)
5: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This was the second prototype, vehicle V2, of the King Tiger. It has 18 tooth sprockets, early pattern track and no Zimmerit. The suspension on its left-hand side is incomplete. It was found by British Forces at Haustenbeck, near Sennelager, in 1945 and may never have been completed to service condition. It was found along with another Porsche Tiger II, a Porsche Jagdtiger, a Panther and a VK3001(H) test vehicle. The other Tiger II had a coat of Zimmerit and its gun had been destroyed by firing when the barrel was blocked.
This Porsche Tiger II was recovered to Britain in 1946 at the same time as the Jagdtiger tank destroyer and both went to the School of Tank Technology at Chertsey, Surrey, before being moved to Bovington. When it first arrived at the museum from the STT it was missing its gun and a spare one was fitted. It is now displayed carrying the turret number “300”. It is missing the commander’s cupola and crew hatches.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This Tiger II was in service with Heeres Waffenprufungamt (Army Ordnance Testing Department) at Sennelager. It was accepted for trials at Sennelager in January 1944 and was not intended to be issued to the troops. The gun that was fitted after it arrived in Britain is of a later type than would have been fitted originally. The tank was put on the museum books in 1952. Its suspension on its left-hand side is incomplete and it is missing its track guards.

Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This is a King Tiger with a ‘Porsche’ turret.


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March 2011

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Taken: 9 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7146
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Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 7143
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Photo ID: 7145
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October 2008

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Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4792
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Taken: 27 October 2008
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Photo ID: 4793
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Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4794
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Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4795
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Taken: 27 October 2008
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Photo ID: 4796
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Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4797
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Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4798
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Taken: 27 October 2008
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Photo ID: 4799
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Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4800
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Collection number on glacis
14: Collection number on glacis

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 4801
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Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 180
Added: 3 July 2008
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