Join Our Mailing List
Email:








  Home > Combat Vehicles > Dragon > Can.Do Pocket Army Series > Can.Do Pocket Army Military Vehicles (1:144 Scale) > German King Tiger Heavy Tank Series >

  German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Heavy Tank Series: King Tiger Heavy Tank with Henschel Turret - schwere Panzer Abteilung 507, Germany, April 1945 (1:144 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Heavy Tank Series: King Tiger Heavy Tank with Henschel Turret - schwere Panzer Abteilung 507, Germany, April 1945

Dragon German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Heavy Tank Series: King Tiger Heavy Tank with Henschel Turret - schwere Panzer Abteilung 507, Germany, April 1945




 
List Price: $8.00
Our Price: $7.00 Sold Out!
You save $1.00!
You'll earn: 7 points

Stock Status: (Out of Stock)

Availability: Currently Unavailable
Product Code: CAN20020C

Description Extended Information
 
Dragon CAN20020C German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Heavy Tank Series: King Tiger Heavy Tank with Henschel Turret - schwere Panzer Abteilung 507, Germany, April 1945 (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"

In January 1943, a new Tiger tank was ordered by the Waffenant, 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 Waffenant 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. Sold Out!

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

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Static tracks
  • Accurate markings and insignia

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Combat Vehicles > Dragon > Can.Do Pocket Army Series > Can.Do Pocket Army Military Vehicles (1:144 Scale) > German King Tiger Heavy Tank Series
Product Roundup > Retired and Sold Out > March 2014 Retirees