Academy Tiger-I Version LATE Vehicle Building Kit


Price: £33.78
(as of Aug 17,2018 13:28:04 UTC – Details)

AcademyGerman Tiger I Tank (Late Version) – 1:35 Scale Kit

Manufacturers Description:

– New tooling of asymmetric turret, 88mm cannon, mantlet, engine deck and accessory

– Zimmerit Tool Included

– Photo-etched engine grill

– Decals by Cartograf

Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank developed in 1942 and used in World War II. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E, often shortened to Tiger. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first tank which mounted the 88 mm gun in its first armoured fighting vehicle-dedicated version: the KwK 36. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. It was usually deployed in independent tank battalions, which proved highly effective.

While the Tiger I was an excellent design, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. Only 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and breakdowns, and limited in range by its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to maintain, but generally mechanically reliable. It was also difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilization when mud, ice and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved Schachtellaufwerk-pattern road wheels in both rasputitsa and succeeding winter weather conditions, often jamming them solid. In 1944, production was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.
PLASTIC MODEL KIT REQUIRES ASSEMBLY AND PAINTING. GLUE AND PAINT NOT INCLUDED. RECOMMENDED AGE: 14+1/35th scale
New tooling of asymmetric turret, 88mm cannon, mantle, engine deck and accessory
Zimmerit tool included
Photo-etched engine grill included
Paint and glue not included

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