German tanks and AFVs continue to be some of the most popular items in our 1/48 MilitaryMiniature Series, and weve gotten lots of requests for Tiger I variants. In addition to spotlightingthe North African theater for a fresh change of focus, this Tiger I Initial production assembly kitadds one more great model to our ever-expanding 1/48 MM lineup. Display with the 1/48Kubelwagen (Africa Corps) for a mini diorama of Rommels desert fighters.
About the Tiger I Initial Production The German heavy tank, Tiger I, was one of the most famous tanks in WWII. The Tiger had the88mm KwK 36 L/56 as main gun, 100m thick armor at the front and 80mm on the both sides.With 1,354 models produced by August 1944, the Tiger went through many variations. The characteristicsof early production Tigers included gun port on the side of turret and front fendercomposed of a skidproof-board. In addition, there were Feifel air pre-cleaners for desert use,the storage box behind the turret and fenders on both hull sides. The distinctive feature of TigerI tanks serving in sPzAbt 501 (501 heavy tank battalion) was the exhaust cover with the heatdissipation slit.
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