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  German Sd. Kfz. 186 Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer with Porsche Turret - 3/schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, Germany 1945 (1:72 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 186 Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer with Porsche Turret - 3/schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, Germany 1945

Dragon German Sd. Kfz. 186 Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer with Porsche Turret - 3/schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, Germany 1945




 
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Dragon DRA60128 German Sd. Kfz. 186 Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger Heavy Tank Destroyer with Porsche Turret - 3/schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, Germany 1945 (1:72 Scale) "We must do everything we can to promote anti-tank defense, and work just as hard to guarantee successful counter-attacks through the instrument of powerful tank forces of our own."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

Early in 1943, orders were given to design a heavy, self-propelled anti-tank gun, which would mate a 12.8cm gun with a Tiger II chassis. On October 20th, 1943 a wooden mock-up of the enormous vehicle was shown to the OKH planners who authorized that a prototype be finished by April 1944. Two Jagdtigers were built with the Porsche-designed longitudinal torsion-bar suspension. During field testing, this arrangement proved entirely unsatisfactory, which further delayed production of the tank destroyer. The initial series was set at 150 vehicles, but an order issued in October 1944 stipulated that when these had been completed, production capacity was to be switched over to the Panther. This mandate was reversed in January 1945, and assembly of the Jagdtiger was to be resumed as fast as possible. By March 1945, only 77 examples were produced, all assigned to either the Panzerjagerabteilung 653 or the schwere Panzerabteilung 512.

This particular 1:72 scale vehicle was attached to 3/schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, deployed to Germany in early 1945. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 5-1/2 inches
Width: 2-1/4 inches

Release Date: April 2005

Historical Account: Schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653 was activated as a Sturmgeschutz unit - the 197th - then converted to the Ferdinand (later Elefant), and finally to the even more massive Jagdtiger in 1945.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Highly popular and collectible item
  • True to 1:72 scale
  • Fully accurate mold
  • Fully assembled
  • Historically accurate markings and insignia
  • Includes protective display case

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