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 Post subject: Tiger Tank
PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2006 22:33 pm 
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That Tiger looks lovely. I'm thinking of building the Revell it as this one! It will be the only Tiger in my collection in North African theatre markings.

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Is the second set actually a Tiger? It looks a bit like the post-war Russian mock up (as seen in Kelly's Heroes). Either a T44 or T55 in disguise...

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It is the 'Tiger' from Saving Private Ryan, a mocked up body on a Russian chassis, not bad but fairly easy to spot when looked at closely.


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some more views of the Tiger tank turret number 131 at Bovington. Close up views, Might help someone understand those little shapes on the sprue runner a bit better.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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You missed the shot that got that tank! A 6pdr round hit the underside of the barrel and ricocheted onto the driver's hatch.

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as William Holden said in The Bridge over the River Kwai, "there's always the unexpected" I'll see If I can get it for you next time I visit 131.

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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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an unusual overhead view of the turret
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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Ratch:397452 wrote:
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ive been there many times, i do beleiive it is a t33 used in Band Of Brothers. Kellys heroes maybe


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Ive promised Brews a shot of the damage that disabled Tiger 131 enough so that she disengaged from the fight with some British Churchill tanks. The shell from the Churchill 6 pounder jammed in between the turret and the hull stopping the turret rotation.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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some more detail shots of various bits and pieces of Tiger 131
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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the turret and giant mantlett
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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finally I concentrated on the parts missing from the Airfix Tiger kit, the rear turret bin and the exhaust shrouds
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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and details of the box mounted at the back
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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More views of 131:
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 Post subject: Re: Tiger Tank
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 Post subject: Re: Tiger Tank
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Tiger 131 taken in 1978.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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 Post subject: Re: Tiger Tank
PostPosted: Sun 30 Jun 2013 18:00 pm 
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Tiger 131 at Tankfest 2013, she's becoming a world heritage object. Very popular with the visitors who had come from all over the world, judging by their accents and languages.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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