An iconic World War Two tank will be run for a special demonstration marking 80 years since it was captured.

The world’s only running Tiger I tank will be in action during its last outing of 2023 at Tiger Day on Saturday, September 16 at The Tank Museum.

Tiger 131 runs only twice a year, on Tiger Day in April and September. It attracts huge crowds who can experience history in action with a specially curated 80th-anniversary enactment battle of its capture by the western Allies.

Museum Curator David Willey said, “The Tiger tank is still the tank people want to see as many have heard about it, and of course, Tiger 131 is the only Tiger I now running.

“Tiger Day gives a great opportunity to see this famous tank in operation, and it is shown with a range of other classic armoured vehicles in the museum arena.”

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The Tiger tank was a formidable weapon introduced by the Nazis and the capture of 131 allowed the Allies to understand exactly what the tank was capable of.

Visitors will have the chance to see and hear the Tiger in action in an explosive WW2 tank display that also includes fellow German moving armour, the replica Panzer I and Panzer III as they battle against the threat of Allied moving armour - the Churchill, Sherman ‘Fury’, Comet, Matilda II, and Chaffee.

Event tickets also include an annual pass so visitors can explore The Tank Museum throughout the year: