Real WW2 tank to be used in Brad Pitt film

A Second World War Tiger 131 tank, believed to be the last of its type in working order, is to feature in a new Hollywood movie.

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A Second World War Tiger 131 tank, believed to be the last of its type in working order, is to feature in a new Hollywood movie.

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Restored by experts at the Tank Museum, the Tiger has been loaned to the producers of upcoming war film Fury.

Directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, the film will follow army sergeant Wardaddy as he commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Set in April 1945, the film will see the Allies make their final push in the European theatre.

The film has been shot around the village of Shirburn in Oxfordshire.

The Tiger, which could destroy an enemy tank from more than two kilometres away, was one of the most feared weapons unleashed by the Nazis.

The Tiger 131 is usually on display at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset.

Museum curator, David Willey, said: “The Tiger was restored so that the public could fully appreciate what a truly fearsome machine it would have been during battle, and now for the first time countless numbers of people will have the opportunity to see a genuine Tiger in a contemporary war film.

“The Tiger is a unique piece of military heritage, and its time on set will be carefully managed and overseen by a group of museum workshop staff.

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“Visitors can expect to see the tank back in the museum before Christmas.”