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|Tiger! The Saga Continues|
|Alas for the best
During a pre-delivery trial run at ABRO the Tiger's Maybach engine blew up, damaging the crankshaft and leaving a hole in the crank case.
This photograph was taken just minutes after the incident. The tank was then running without its turret on a transmission test. See how the blast has scorched the left side exhaust shield.
The other damage dates from the war and has been retained on purpose.
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Tank Museum photo No. 6007/E/3
is not lost however.
Working hard, in the inevitable last minute rush, the team at ABRO lifted out the engine, replaced the turret and gave the tank a complete repaint in time for the handover ceremony on 5 December.
Here it is sitting in a sand tray with supporting displays behind it.
|Two good things
come out of this.
First, although it is not capable of running the tank is back on display.
Secondly, while work on the engine continues, we can keep the Website running.
Next month we will take a close look at this controversial camouflage scheme.
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