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  Radio Controlled Early Production German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Smoke, BBs and Sound [HC Series - Metal Exterior] (1:16 Scale)
Radio Controlled German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Smoke, BBs and Sound [HC Series - Metal Exterior]

Taigen Radio Controlled Early Production German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Smoke, BBs and Sound [HC Series - Metal Exterior] (1:16 Scale)




 
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Taigen TAG12030 Radio Controlled Early Production German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Smoke, BBs and Sound [HC Series - Metal Exterior] (1:16 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"

The German Waffenamt issued an order to design the VK4501(H) (as the PzKpfw VI Ausf. E was then known) in May 1941, just one month prior to the commencement of Operation Barbarossa. Interestingly, Henschel und Sohn of Kassel was charged with building the heavily armored chassis while Krupp, by far the largest munitionwerks in Germany, was given the task of developing the turret. The PzKpfw VI Ausfuhrung E (type E) was one of the first German tanks to feature a torsion bar with eight interleaved wheels, which was designed to support the weight of the mammoth 57-ton tank. The Ausf. E mounted a huge 8.8cm KwK36 L/56 cannon and featured two MG34 machine guns for close support against enemy infantry. By war's end, 1,354 vehicles had been produced, some rolling off the Wegmann assembly line.

Pictured here is a 1:16 scale radio controlled Tiger I heavy tank. Vehicle features simulated smoke and sound, and fires BBs. Note: Due to the immense size and weight of this item, it does not qualify for the free UPS ground shipping discount. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Length: 20-1/2 inches
Width: 9-1/2 inches
Height: 8 inches

Release Date: March 2013

Historical Account: "Hedgerows" - The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between Nazi Germany in Western Europe and the invading Allied forces as part of the larger conflict of World War II. Over sixty years later, the Normandy invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord, still remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in then German-occupied France. It is most commonly known by the name D-Day.

The primary Allied formations that saw combat in Normandy came from the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada. Substantial Free French and Polish forces also participated in the battle after the assault phase, and there were also contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway.

The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious phase began on June 6. The D-Day forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns to establish, expand, and eventually break out of the Allied beachheads, and concluded with the liberation of Paris and the fall of the Falaise pocket in late August 1944.

The Battle of Normandy was described thus by Adolf Hitler: "In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to Germany's chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds, consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time."

Features
  • Metal Chassis, Metal gear set, and metal gun barrel
  • Metal turret, metal caterpillar tracks, metal drive and idle wheels
  • Shock absorbers
  • Metal machine gun
  • Metal forward light
  • NI-MH 2000Mah battery and 2.4Ghz transmitter
  • Storage capacity of forty (40) BBs
  • Comes with commander figure
  • Comes in winter camouflage
  • Not intended for use by children

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Achtung Panzer! August 2, 2013
Reviewer: David K. from New Port Richey, FL United States  
Overall your going to love this Tank! First, heavy, & detailed. Excellent paint. Did some additional work on it to give it a"battlefield" look. Access hatches are easy to open for loading the BB's and ON/OFF switch. Once on, it can traverse anything. Controls are easy to understand & good range for an RC with no external antenna; responds well to commands. Great sound, esp. start up & shut down. Gun fires as promised with realistic recoil. Now it's flaws: Most axillary tools part of the hull mold. Crappy stickers. Pot metal gears & ratio's wrong. Battery life  20 minutes, which leads to the tank's final & most serious flaw-Battery change out is a pain for this particular model! The Feifel filter has to be disconnected from the hull, and the two inboard pipes are too long to easily remove the top. Had to use a hacksaw and file the ends off to take the hull off. Overall a great value, even as a static model it commands your attention!

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