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Radio Controlled German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank (1:24 Scale)
Radio Controlled German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank

Unimax Forces of Valor Radio Controlled German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank

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Forces of Valor 424531 Radio Controlled German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank (1:24 Scale) "If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

In January 1943, a new Tiger tank was ordered by the Waffenamt, 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 Waffenamt 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.

Now Forces of Valor has crafted a marvelous 1:24 scale radio controlled replica of the PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausfuhrung B heavy tank. Sold Out!

Length: 18 inches

Release Date: December 2009

Historical Account: "The Rhineland" - The drive to the Siegfried Line was one of the final Allied phases in World War II of the Western European Campaign. This phase spans from the end of the Operation Overlord (August 25th, 1944) up to the start of the Ardennes Offensive (December 16th, 1944), and roughly corresponds to the first part of the official US European Theater of Operations Rhineland Campaign.

Following the Allied success in both Northwest Europe and Southern France, the Allied forces from both were united under the Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower and his headquarters SHAEF.

The layout of this front was to have the 21st situated to the north of the Ardennes, the 12th to the south, and the 6th (formerly Dragoon Force) protecting the 12th's southern flank.

While Generals Montgomery, Bradley and Patton all favored relatively direct thrusts into Germany (with Montgomery and Bradley each offering to be the spearhead of such an assault), Eisenhower disagreed. Instead he favoured a "broad-front" strategy which would allow the Allies to regroup and shift their forces as needed, and to protect vital supply operations in the rear.

The rapid advance through France had caused a considerable logistical strain, made worse by the lack of any major port asides from the relatively distant Cherbourg in western France. As the campaign progressed, all the belligerents, Allied as well as German, felt the effects of the lack of suitable replacements for front-line troops.

Furthermore, there were two major defensive obstacles facing the Allies. The first was the natural barriers made by the rivers of Western France. The second was the Siegfried Line itself, which fell under the command, along with all Wehrmacht forces in the west, of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt.

  • Digital Proportional tank drive -- forward, reverse, regular turning and spins
  • Battle up to six (6) different players or three (3) different teams at the same time
  • Turret rotates up to 330 degrees and can also rotate while tank is running
  • Gun barrel elevates and depresses with a range of approximately 20 degrees
  • Infrared beam enables operators to battle with other tanks on a team basis
  • Independent suspension system enables the vehicle to travel over rough terrain
  • Vehicle can climb up to a 35 degree angle, depending on the surface
  • Emulated chain link design for each tread
  • When the vehicle is "hit", it shakes coupled with a explosive sound
  • Realistic sounds for the engine and movement of the treads
  • When shooting, the tank recoils and makes a realistic firing sound
  • Front light, rear light and power light for different control actions
  • Rod-type transmitter for easy control
  • Auto sleep mode (4 minutes no control motion)
  • Life counting system (vehicle shuts down after 5 hits)
  • Infrared shooting distance not less than 3m (Indoor)
  • Batteries Required: Transmitter: one (1) each 9-Volt, Tank: six (6) each AA, Target: two (2) each AAA (batteries not included)

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King Tiger Evaluation February 8, 2012
Reviewer: Ralph M. from Hamden, CT United States  
The King Tiger is my 8th R/C vehicle purchase from The Motor Pool. As with the others, the King Tiger looks great and functions perfectly. Service was also great - delivery the day after ordering!!

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