Militracks, one of the fastest-growing military vehicle shows in Europe, returned this year with a bang and one major talking point ... the arrival of a rare Tiger Tank. Tom Baker reports
The appearance of a rare Tiger tank at Militracks in May created a stir that reverberated around the classic military vehicle world. Visitors at the two-day event were left staring in astonishment when the Tiger was towed by three World War Two-era Sd.Kfz.9 Famos and for several days images of the tank dominated social media as enthusiasts wanted to know who owned it and where it came from.
After staging a successful show last year, event organisers at the Overloon Military Museum in the Netherlands had promised big plans for this year’s premier show and they certainly delivered.
With more than 17,100 visitors attending over the two days, the show featured a fantastic collection of armoured and soft skinned vehicles, but there was one in particular that had people talking – the pristine Tiger I.
As only 1,347 Tiger tanks were built during production which ran from July 1942 to August 1944, the vehicle is today highly coveted among classic military vehicle collectors.