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New!  German Late Production Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzerabteilung 103, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1944 [Bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 Engine] (1:32 Scale)
German Late Production Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzerabteilung 103, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1944 [Bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 Engine]

Forces of Valor German Late Production Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzerabteilung 103, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1944 [Bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 Engine]




 
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* Note: Includes a bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 engine enclosed in the packaging
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Forces of Valor FOV801061A German Late Production Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank - schwere SS Panzerabteilung 103, Zwolle, Netherlands, 1944 [Bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 Engine] (1:32 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.

Pictured here is a 1:32 scale replica of a late production German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E heavy tank that was attached to schwere SS Panzerabteilung 103, then deployed to Zwolle, Netherlands, during 1944. Comes with bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 engine. Pre-order! Ship Date: 2020.

Dimensions:
Length: 10-1/4-inches
Width: 4-1/2-inches

Release Date: ?

Historical Account: "Name Change" - Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 103 was originally formed on July 1st, 1943, as the II.Abt/SS-Pz.Rgt. 11 and sent to Yugoslavia to fight as infantry, however, at the end of November, the battalion was converted to schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 103.

Issued six Tigers in February for training, the 103rd was ordered to surrender them to another panzer unit in March 1944. Another six Tiger Is arrived at the training grounds on May 26th followed by four more in August. On October 20th, all ten Tigers I were given to sPzAbt.(FKL)301 and the 103rd was outfitted with the Tiger II before being ordered to the Eastern Front. Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 103, later renamed the schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 503, had a total of 39 (instead of the full complement of 45) Tiger IIs and was loaded onto trains on January 27th, 1945, and sent to the Eastern Front in the Heeres Gruppe Weichsel sector. By April 15th, 1945, the 503rd reported a total of 12 Tiger IIs, of which ten were still operational.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Comes with commander figure
  • Diecast metal tank tracks roll along a working suspension
  • Rotating turret and elevating gun
  • The hatches open and the accessories can be removed
  • Removable mud guards
  • Comes with bonus Maybach HL 230 TRM P45 engine
  • Comes with over-sized display base

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