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  German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Early Production, Turret No. S22 (1:48 Scale)
German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Early Production, Turret No. S22

Tamiya Masterworks German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Early Production, Turret No. S22




 
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Tamiya TAM26509 German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Heavy Tank - Early Production, Turret No. S22 (1:48 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 1:48 scale early production Tiger I tank bears turret number S22. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 6 inches
Width: 2 inches

Features
  • Fully assembled 1:48 scale Tiger I, professionally painted with all markings pre-applied.
  • Includes intricate detailing for high quality accurate model.
  • All distinctive aspects of the early production Tiger I reproduced.
  • Die-cast metal lower hull for extra weight and realism.
  • Set includes display base with name plate.

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