Dragon CAN20163 German Initial Production Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank Series (1:144 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.
The very first item in the CAN.DO 1/144 military vehicle range was a set of Tiger I tanks. Now, using the most advanced CAD programs and engineering techniques at Dragon's disposal, CAN.DO has received an exciting new set of Tiger I Initial Production vehicles.
The seven 1/144 scale model tanks come mostly from sPzAbt 501 and 502, but each vehicle has its own unique personality! For instance, there is the special Green Tiger from sPzAbt 501 that saw combat in North Africa. The very first Tiger I tanks to enter service are included, and the most unusual model of all is a Tiger I with wading snorkel attached. They come in different camouflage and marking schemes, including one decked out in a winter camouflage scheme. Sold Out!
Set consists of the following vehicles:
- Tiger I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.502 (turret number "100")
- Tiger I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.502 (turret number "121")
- Tiger I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.502 (turret number "122")
- Tiger I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.501 (turret number "112")
- Tiger I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.501 (turret number "141")
- Tiger I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.501 (turret number "142")
Length: 1-1/2 inches
Width: 1 inch