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PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank-Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101, Belgium, 1944 (1:43 Scale)

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SKU 23187-44

?Product Dimensions: ?10.25 x 4 x 4 in.

Model History and Information: The Tiger II was a WWII-era heavy tank used by Germany. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 182. (Sd.Kfz. 267 and 268 for command vehicles). It was known as King Tiger by Allied soldiers and is also known under the informal name Königstiger (the German name for the Bengal tiger which translates literally as Royal Tiger). The name Königstiger was never used in contemporary German documentation but was used extensively after the war. The Tiger II was the successor to the Tiger I, combining the latter's thick armor with the armor sloping used on the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost 70 tones and was protected by 100 to 185 mm (3.9 to 7.3 in) of armor to the front. It was armed with the long barrelled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon. The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turretless Jagdpanzer anti-tank vehicle. The Tiger II was issued to heavy tank battalions of the Army and the Waffen-SS. It was first used in combat by 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion during the Allied invasion of Normandy on 11 July 1944; on the Eastern Front, the first unit to be outfitted with the Tiger II was the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion, which by 1 September 1944 listed 25 Tiger IIs operational.

Model Features & Details:

  • Armed Fighting Vehicles of WWII 1:43 Scale German Tiger B as known as Tiger II or King Tiger Heavy Tank – SS Panzerabteilung 501, Belgium 1944.
  • Made of die-cast metal with some plastic parts used for detail.
  • Comes presented in a clear window box packaging, so the model is easily visible to the collector.
  • The Tiger II tank is mounted on a black display base. By removing two screws on the base, the model can be removed from the base if desired.
  • The Tiger B is painted in accurate and authentic WWII Germany Army camouflage, with the base painted in a light sand color. Dark brown and green streaks of paint are used to create the European camouflage pattern.
  • Blue paint highlights are used to create port holes for viewing.
  • German Iron Cross and a turret number of “111” highlight the decals found on the model.
  • Many detailed pieces and accessories can be found on this model, including machine guns, spare track links and pads, equipment boxes, twin exhaust stacks, radio antenna, fuel tanks, lights, entrenching tools, and more!
  • The Tiger II model presented here is equipped with detailed rubber tracks that are stationary. The road bogie or guide wheels are also stationary.
  • The Tiger’s 8.8 cm main gun barrel can be positioned up or down to replicate firing.
  • The turret on the tank can be rotated completely around, 360 degrees.

 Packaging: The model comes shipped in a window-style box with a black, plastic base and clear dust cover. The model can be removed from the base if desired via two screws. A small information leaflet is included under the base, which explains the history and use of the Tiger and Tiger II tanks in WWII by the German Army and Waffen-SS as well as a brief overview of The Battle of Bulge in December 1944.

Scale 1:43
Pack Size 6
MAP $39.99

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