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  German Sd. Kfz. 185 Bergetiger Recovery Vehicle - schwere Panzer Abteilung 508, Italy, 1944 (1:72 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 185 Bergetiger Recovery Vehicle - schwere Panzer Abteilung 508, Italy, 1944

Dragon German Sd. Kfz. 185 Bergetiger Recovery Vehicle - schwere Panzer Abteilung 508, Italy, 1944




 
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Product Code: DRA60039

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Dragon DRA60039 German Sd. Kfz. 185 Bergetiger Recovery Vehicle - schwere Panzer Abteilung 508, Italy, 1944 (1:72 Scale) "The gun and armor of the Tiger were superb, making it in many ways the most formidable tank in service. Even so, it was poor in maneuver, it was slow, and its turret was a slow traverser in action. It was a tank which was, at its best, immobile in ambush, when its killing power was very frightening."
- Douglas Orgill, "German Armor"

In 1944, three Tiger I tanks were field converted by the sPzAbt 509 to recovery vehicles and redesignated Bergepanzer Tiger. In November of 1944, all three were transferred to the sPzAbt 501. Meanwhile, a lone mid production Tiger I that had been damaged near Anzio in Italy was rebuilt and converted by the workshop of sPzAbt 508 into a special purpose vehicle. Its gun was removed and the turret traversed to face the rear then locked in a fixed position. A winch was mounted atop the turret along with a tubular 10-ton lifting crane, which enabled it to recover and tow damaged/ mired vehicles. It was also equipped with other auxiliary equipment so that it could lay and clear demolition charges.

This particular 1:72 scale Bergetiger recovery tank was attached to the schwere Panzer Abteilung 508 and deployed to Italy in 1944. Comes with a layer of zimmerit anti-magnetic mine paste. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 4-1/2 inches
Width: 2-1/4 inches

Release Date: December 2004

Historical Account: Schwere Panzer Abteilung 508 was formed in August 1943 and immediately sent to Italy. It engaged the Allies at Anzio and maintained a tenacious defense while withdrawing up the Italian peninsula, suffering heavy casualties in the process. It was eventually disbanded in February 1945.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with an acrylic display case

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