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  German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzkPfw VI Tiger I Ausf. H1 Heavy Tank w/ Zimmerit - schwere Panzer Abteilung 505, Eastern Front, 1944 (1:72 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzkPfw VI Tiger I Ausf. H1 Heavy Tank w/ Zimmerit - schwere Panzer Abteilung 505, Eastern Front, 1944

Dragon German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzkPfw VI Tiger I Ausf. H1 Heavy Tank w/ Zimmerit - schwere Panzer Abteilung 505, Eastern Front, 1944




 
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Dragon DRA60022 German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzkPfw VI Tiger I Ausf. H1 Heavy Tank w/ Zimmerit - schwere Panzer Abteilung 505, Eastern Front, 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"

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.

This particular 1:72 scale replica of a Tiger Ausf. H1 was attached to schwere Panzer abteilung 505 fighting on the Russian front in May 1944. Two pieces left in stock!

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

Release Date: September 2004

Original Issue Price: $14.99

Historical Account: Schwere Panzer Abteilung 505 was formed in January 1943. It was assigned to the 9.Armee where it saw action at the Battle of Kursk. After Kursk, it was attached to Heeresgruppe Mitte where it fought at the Battle of Smolensk. The unit was eventually refitted with King Tiger tanks in September 1944, then fought alongside the 24. and 25.Panzer-Division in East Prussia until it was completely decimated.

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Turret rotates and gun elevates
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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