Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hollywood Tiger







We all have seen saving Private Ryan. Remember the tank that Tom Hanks character was shooting at? That was a Tiger or should I say a Hollywood Tiger. Anyone who saw Kelly hero's with Clint Eastwood saw another Hollywood tiger. How did I know there not the real deal you ask? One there is only one tiger tank left in the world thats still a "runner". That would be early production that the english capture in Tunsia. Out of 1,354 there is only one left that still runs. Kinda blows the mind! Here the dead give away that not real tiger(outside of the info I all ready give you). One the turret sits to far forward on the chasis. The drive sprocket and idel wheel are to small. Those vechicles do not have the trade mark interluiving road wheels which was a prominent feature on the tiger. The tanks tracks are way to small and flat to be tiger tracks. Both of the Hollywood tigers have a drum cupola of early production tiger. The saving private Ryan tiger has drum cupola and Zimmerit. A paste that German's put on most of they're tanks at the time so magentic mines could not be attached to the vechicles. Zimmerit as in the case of the tiger was found on the mid and late production models. The was only three early production tigers with zimmerit and all them were on the Russian front. No one in their right mind is going to damage the one and only surviving tiger tank that still moves on it's own power. It's a piece of history that can't be replaced. The Hollywood tiger is a russia T-34 or in some case a T-55 mocked up to look like a tiger. The picture on the bottom is the Hollywood tiger. The picture on the top are of two real tigers.

4 comments:

tina said...

Well, they weren't expecting YOU to be watching those movies I guess, tried to slip that past you huh! Not Bob! :)

Larro said...

Sucks dude. I went back to this blog to check out the template and it was screwed up. I had to set it back to original.

Tattooed & Atheist (T&A) said...

Thanks for pointing this out. It's something i've never considered. I was huge WWII buff growing up, but I was more interested in the airplanes of that era.

Larro said...

Hilarious! I was looking for images for your blog and stumbled onto this site...just out of the blue Third Reich.ca