- Realistic Collectible Model
- Diecast & plastic parts, photo etched antenna
- Herschel suspension and road wheels
- Operable hatches, movable suspension and spinning road wheels
- Tank commander figure included
- Large size battlefield display base
- Measures approximately: 12.5” L. x 4.5” W x 3.5”H
- Retail box dimensions: 16.0” L. x 8.25” W x 6.9”H
- Display model, recommended for adult hobbyists and collectors. Not a toy.
The Jagdtiger ("Hunting Tiger") is the common name of a German casemate-type heavy tank destroyer from World War II. Its official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B, this vehicle having been built upon the (slightly lengthened) chassis of a Tiger II. Its ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 186. The 71-tonne Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting vehicle (AFV) used operationally by any participant nation of WWII and is the heaviest combat vehicle of any type to achieve series production during the conflict. The vehicle was armed with a 128 mm PaK 44 L/55 main gun which was capable of outranging and defeating any tank or AFV fielded by the Allied forces. It saw brief service in small numbers from late 1944 up until the end of the war on both the Western and Eastern Front. Although 150 were ordered, only between 70 and 88 were produced. Due to an excessive weight and a significantly underpowered drivetrain system, the Jagdtiger was continuously plagued with various mobility and mechanical problems. At present, three Jagdtigers survive in different museums around the world.
This Waltersons Forces Of Valor model represents a Jagdtiger from 653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion, Germany 1945. One of the very distinctive features with the 1:32 scale Jagdtiger is playability. Compare to traditional plastic model kits, which only allows a visual appreciation, Forces of Valor offers a great interaction between collectors and the model itself, for instance, the gun barrel can manually elevate, spinning road wheels, working suspension system, many open hatches and partial interior details.
Also included a 1/32 scale Myabach HL230 engine along with the Jagdtiger. Waltersons throught it would be interesting to make a full scale HL230 engine as a desk top display. In real life, the HL230 was a powerful V12 gasoline engine that could produce nearly 700 PS, it had been one of the major power plants to propel monstrous German heavy armoured vehicles including the Panther, Jagdpanther, Tiger II (known as the King Tiger) and the JagdTiger etc...
This Wlatersons Forces Of Valor Jagdtiger model is a great addition to your historic tank collection.