Shortly after WWII the Swedish Army purchased some Panzers from the Allies for testing, such as a Panther and a King Tiger (Tiger II). The latter was shot to pieces, but since a couple of days a Swedish private museum has a functioning full-scale replica of a Tiger I.
This is the vehicle, based on a Soviet T-55 tank:
This is while it still was in the UK, where it was made. PHOTO: Roland Jarl
This is the arrival the other day at the Global War Museum north of Gothenburg. AFV-buffs will know that the wheels do not look quite right, but this is something the new owner intends to improve on. PHOTO: Roland Jarl
The replica Tiger I was brought to Sweden this fall but only arrived some days ago at the Global War Museum located between Gothenburg and Norway, owned and operated by Roland and Pernilla Jarl. The delay was due to that it first took part in some reenactments in southernmost Sweden. Thanks for sending the photos, Roland.
BTW, in the 1980s I believe there were still some Tiger II parts lying around in Västergötland on the site where it had been shot up (in the 50s?). I am positive these parts are long since gone. Does someone know who took care of them, a museum I should hope.