Corgi CC60511 German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank with 6 Figures - 1.SS Panzer Korps, 1944 (1:50 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 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.
This particular 1:50 scale replica of a German Tiger Ausf E (Type E) heavy tank comes with six figures and was attached to the 1. SS Panzer Korps. Sold Out!
Width: 2 inches
Length: 4.5 inches
Release Date: March 2007
Historical Account: "Fire Brigade" - The armor of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung were used as a 'fire brigade' along the heavily engaged area of Normandy, France, defended by the 1.SS Panzer Korps.