Rising Tiger

Phil Loder visits the Swiss Military Museum near Zurich to see progress on the Tiger II restoration

The Tiger II was loaded at Thun for the journey to Full-Reuenthal. The blown gun barrel is clearly visible

While enthusiasts may talk more about the Tiger I, the Tiger II was arguably the tank with the best combination of gun and armour to be used in action in World War Two. Despite a blown gun barrel and deterioration caused by years standing outside in the weather, when the Swiss Army offered the Swiss Military Museum the Tiger II from their collection at Thun, near Bern, the iconic vehicle was accepted with no hesitation.

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