King Tiger in the SMM Full-Reuenthal

 

 

How long would this restoration take?

 

At the start of the works the over-optimists forecasted 5 years til the end of the restoration. This was rapidly extended to 10 years.

 

Today after ca. 8 years we have to admit that things will still take quite a while …

 

The team works on the tank only during winter when the museum is closed to the public. Only die-hard restorers continue the work during summer.

 

See our season-by-season progress:

 

Summer 2017: Work on the gasoline system and the turret

 

Winter 2016 / 2017: Works on the turret and the armour hull

 

Summer 2016: Work on the firewall and on the gas tank system

 

Winter 2015 / 2016: Final drives, tracks, skirts and firewall

 

Summer 2015: Work in the armour hull

 

Winter 2014 / 2015: Mounting of roadwheels and tracks

 

Summer 2014: Restoration of the turret drive

 

Winter 2013 / 2014: Work on the suspension

 

Summer 2013: Restoration of mechanical components, brake parts and lubrication lines

 

Winter 2013 / 2013: Restoration of suspension components

 

Summer 2012: Removal of the idler arms and sand blasting

 

2007 – 2012: Starting of restoration and dismantlement

 

 

Please click in the lines to see detailed reports.

Restoration

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