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German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101, France, 1944

Atlas Editions German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101, France, 1944




 
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Atlas Editions ATL4660104 German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101, France, 1944 (1:72 Scale) "If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

In January 1943, a new Tiger tank was ordered by the Waffenamt, this time with a turret large enough to mount the fearsome 8.8cm L/71 gun. Besides improving its tank killing capabilities, the new Tiger was also intended to be more survivable on the battlefield. To achieve this, the thickness of the frontal armor was increased to 150mm, while the side armor remained constant at 80mm. A wooden mock-up showing the immense size of the vehicle was displayed on October 20th, 1943 and immediately became the center of attention to all that saw it. Production of the vehicle began soon thereafter in November 1943 although the first 50 vehicles sported the Porsche turret with its curved front plate.

On December 6th, the Waffenamt deemed that the shot-trap formed by the turret be eliminated. This was achieved by Henschel re-designing the turret and gun mantlet, in such a manner as to decrease the frontal area while at the same time incorporating a bell-shaped mantlet. By March 1945, 489 Royal Tigers (a.k.a. Konigstigers or "King Tigers") had been produced. Apart from five vehicles issued to the Feldherrnhalle division, all of the Tiger II heavy tanks were assigned to independent schwere Panzer detachments due to the tank's staggering size and weight, as well as its relatively slow rate of maneuver.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B heavy tank that was attached to schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 101. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 5-1/4-inches
Width: 1-3/4-inches

Release Date: September 2019

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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