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Opens 17th Oct in cinemas - Tiger 131:

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I guess tank enthusiast will be able to pick the movie apart how inaccurae it is, but I'm just happy to see something on the Big screen finally.

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Hopefully the boys from Bovington didn't need to give her too much TLC between takes.

Just love the US film industry - if its not made in Hollywood it didn't exist.

"First film with a Tiger in it".

I'm sure the Germans had a whole bunch. But just in case newsreels / propaganda don't count ...

Then the Brits made "Theirs is the Glory" in 1946(?) with Pz III, Pz IV, Panther, Tiger I and Tiger II (admittedly the Tiger II is a wreck - hadn't been removed from Arnhem yet).

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You mean this movie

Yep.

Panthers: 37mins and beyond (and 44mins +)

Pz III and Tiger I: 43mins and beyond

Tiger II (on fire): 57mins and beyond

Maybe I should send the link to the guy from Fury. :)

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Yep.

Panthers: 37mins and beyond (and 44mins +)

Pz III and Tiger I: 43mins and beyond

Tiger II (on fire): 57mins and beyond

Maybe I should send the link to the guy from Fury. :)

Bugger me, a moving panther, I thought those things broke down every 5 mins?

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Bugger me, a moving panther, I thought those things broke down every 5 mins?

Well given the 6 Pdr firing at it from about 20m, I suspect if wont be moving for long (in fact one of them, now knocked out, is shown later as the Paras head for the river and their "little" swim).

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bits and pieces from one of the Tiger vs Sherman fight scenes (might be the only one in the movie?) Tiger 131 looks cool, even in desert camo...

Kinda spoiler:

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LOL, Hollywood.

And I guess at the End this Firefly shoot the Tiger in the Back, LOL !

Don´t forget: All Germans are ugly, bad and stupid. All they can do is eating Sauerkraut and Bratwurst the whole day...

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LOL, Hollywood.

And I guess at the End this Firefly shoot the Tiger in the Back, LOL !

Don´t forget: All Germans are ugly, bad and stupid. All they can do is eating Sauerkraut and Bratwurst the whole day...

Don't forget our appetite for RULING ZE WORLD

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Don't forget our appetite for RULING ZE WORLD

Not by military force.

You discovered the best way to rule the whole of Europe is simple.

Borrow money to most of It . LoL

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Don´t forget: All Germans are ugly, bad and stupid. All they can do is eating Sauerkraut and Bratwurst the whole day...
Don't forget our appetite for RULING ZE WORLD

Well, it is a movie about the 1940s after all. ;)

Too bad the Tiger doesn't turn and just sits there waiting to be shot up the rear, though a flank shot from a Firefly would certainly do the trick anyway. :heu:

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I Remember watching a documentary on WW2 tank combat.

With a WW2 tanker commenting on how you took on a tiger in a Sherman

One section of the platoon charged it head on firing smoke to try and blind it.

Or what ever they had available While the other section tried to flank it.

On average they lost three tanks to take out one Tiger.

The Brits took on the tiger in a similar way.

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LOL, Hollywood.

And I guess at the End this Firefly shoot the Tiger in the Back, LOL !

Don´t forget: All Germans are ugly, bad and stupid. All they can do is eating Sauerkraut and Bratwurst the whole day...

Done already!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1eFePf6mWM

Anyway, here is the worst WW2 movie i have ever seen : "Company of heroes" where an american squad takes out the whole german army. Notice the "German" Panzer at 1.37

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Done already!

That was not a real tiger its a T-34 Vismod

But it was done very well.

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With polka music in the background. ;)

Who needs an army, airforce and navy when you have polka music? If they had deployed that heavily in 1940, history would have turned out quite differently. :clin:

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Done already!

That was not a real tiger its a T-34 Vismod

But it was done very well.

Yea i saw it on the wiki page, i watched the movie again and then I noticed the difference.

I was refering to this, though

"And I guess at the End this Firefly shoot the Tiger in the Back, LOL !"

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LOL, Hollywood.

And I guess at the End this Firefly shoot the Tiger in the Back, LOL !

Don´t forget: All Germans are ugly, bad and stupid. All they can do is eating Sauerkraut and Bratwurst the whole day...

Yes, and at the same time:

let me guess, and Tiger I was totally invulnerable to all allied weapons and always destroyed Sherman, right?

Sorry, but 76mm-gunned Sherman could kill a Tiger I from any angle, at any reasonable combat distance (1000+ meters with HVAP).

The very notion that such tricky maneuvering was even REQUIRED is itself a stupid Hollywood-ism, just as is the notion that Shermans were any more prone to burning than was the German counterparts; statistically, MkIVs burned just as easily as a Sherman, and were easier to perforate, to boot.

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I'm in!

And the most killed Tigers on Western Front, were PzKpfw IV´s.

Yes, every tank was a Tiger. It's understandable because people in 40s had even less knowledge about tanks than people today. The Germans did the same thing with the KV-1 and crappy T-34.

Sorry, but 76mm-gunned Sherman could kill a Tiger I from any angle, at any reasonable combat distance (1000+ meters with HVAP).

I gotta call you out on this one. I'll even help you out and tell you that the average engagement range was 890 yds in the ETO during WW2. Go look at the numbers. HVAP was rare (only 1-2 rounds were carried during the Battle of the Bulge) and statistically insignificant.

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I'm in!

Yes, every tank was a Tiger. It's understandable because people in 40s had even less knowledge about tanks than people today. The Germans did the same thing with the KV-1 and crappy T-34.

I gotta call you out on this one. I'll even help you out and tell you that the average engagement range was 890 yds in the ETO during WW2. Go look at the numbers. HVAP was rare (only 1-2 rounds were carried during the Battle of the Bulge) and statistically insignificant.

Plus firefly itself was quite rare on the battlefield (one in 5 shermans?)

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