THE world’s only running Tiger I tank - operated by the Nazis in World War Two - is set for its final outing of the year.

The Tiger 131, housed at the Tank Museum in Bovington, typically runs only twice a year: on ‘Tiger Day’ in April and September.

Its final show will be on Saturday, September 17, when visitors will be treated to an all-action tank display.

Tiger 131 featured in the 2014 American war film ‘Fury’ which starred Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf. Another one of the movie’s tanks - also called ‘Fury’ - will be part of the Tank Museum’s display on the 17th.

As well as the action-packed arena display, including the Panzer III, Comet, Chaffee and more, visitors will be able to get up close to vehicles in the Tank Park and explore military history traders set amongst the Museum collection.

Museum curator David Willey said: “Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in the world and there are a lot of tank fans who will jump at the chance for a ride in this WW2 icon.

“A significant amount of work goes into keeping the Tiger running and it is extremely fragile and liable to faults.

“During the war it took 10 hours of maintenance for every hour the Tiger ran – now it takes the museum staff and engineers an astonishing 200 hours.”

The Tank Museum is also giving Tiger fans the chance to win a ride in its most famous exhibit in a special charity auction, starting 12th August, and raffle. Two lucky winners will take their seat on 17 September at Tiger Day.

All profits from the Tiger raffle and Ebay auction will go towards supporting the Museum’s historic tank collection and ensuring that Tiger 131 can be kept in running order for years to come.

The Tiger tank was a formidable weapon introduced by the Nazis and the capture of 131 allowed the allies to understand exactly what had been unleashed.

And if that’s not enough, every weekday this school holidays, visitors to The Tank Museum can see tanks roll into action in the museum’s arena.