This is an image of what is, arguably, the most famous tank in the world... Tiger 131
This vehicle is the only fully operational, all original vehicle of its type in the world. It was captured by the British in North Africa during fighting there in April 1943. The vehicle had been hit by three anti-tank rounds which had damaged its optics, jammed the turret ring and wounded the driver. The crew bailed out and abandoned the vehicle also making it the first vehicle of its type to be captured.
Tiger 131 will be familiar to some as the tank that battled Brad Pitt in the recent (and quite appalling) war film 'Fury'. Tiger 131 makes just a small number of public appearances each year at Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset; two 'Tiger Days' which take place in April and September and at 'Tankfest' a festival of tanks that takes place at the end of June. I am attending 'Tiger Day IX' at the end of this month, close to the date of the 75th anniversary of 131's capture. As a childhood fan of the Tiger, to say that I am excited at seeing it in action, would be an understatement.