|Tiger 131 at home in the Bovington Tank Museum (Photo by Hohum, Source)|
One of the "stars" of the film was the Bovington Tank Museum's Panzerkampfwagen VI, the Tiger.
When I first saw Fury the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up when that Tiger lumbered onto the screen. It did not look like a CGI special effect, no sir, no ma'am. It looked like the "real deal." After I got home from the theater, I did a little research.
It was a real live Tiger tank.
WARNING, LANGUAGE ALERT: The following contains language not really suitable for the young'uns. But it's how soldiers (sailors, Marines and airmen too) talk. Rough and gritty.
While searching the Tube o' You I found a very interesting series called Inside the Tanks, it just so happens that they were exploring Tiger 131. Here's all five episodes:
And to think I was going to stretch this series out over a couple of days. That would've been cruel. Besides which, I wanted to watch all of it myself!
(It was either this or Russian dash camera videos. Addictive but one can only take so much stupidity. So you got tanks. Hope that's okay...)