For any who don't know, the Tiger pictured above with turret number 131 at the Tank Museum in Bovington Dorset UK is the only surviving fully functional Tiger in the world having undergone a "tracks up" refurbishment some carried out by the original makers.
More than this though, it was captured in Tunisia in 1943 by a team lead by Major Doug Lidderdale of the British Army Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers after Winston Churchill commanded "Catch me a Tiger"
Having caught the Tiger they drove it to Tunis where it was hidden from German agents trying to get it back then shipped it through the straights of Gibralter harried by U-Boats and the Luftwaffe back to UK. The story only became public a couple of years back when Lidderdale died and his son revealed his fathers wartime diaries!
You couldn't make it up could you?
Apologies to those who already know this but this amazes me and I reckon it would make a better film than "Fury"