- Engine Plus Series
- 1/32 scale realistic collectible model
- Diecast & plastic parts
- Operable hatches, moveable suspension and spinning road wheels
- Tank commander figure included
- Large size battlefield display base
- Measures approximately: 10.43” L. x 4.53” W x 3.66”H
- Retail box dimension: 13.25" L x 7.1" W x 6.4" H
- Display model, recommended for hobbyists and collectors 14 years and above. Not a toy.
The Tiger I was a German heavy tank of World War II that operated beginning in 1942 in Africa and in the Soviet Union, usually in independent heavy tank battalions. It gave the German Army its first armoured fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun (derived from the 8.8 cm Flak 36). 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944.
This Waterson’s Forces Of Valor model is a replica of initial production Tiger I #121 from the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion during the Battle of Tunisia 1943. The Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501 was formed in May 1942. The 501st was promised to the Afrika Korps for use in North Africa, and was prepared for tropical operations. Initially, the battalion consisted of 20 Tiger I and 25 Panzer III. On 12 May 1943, the 501st were among over 230,000 Axis soldiers who surrendered at the end of the Tunisia Campaign following the Allied capture of Tunis.
On 9 September 1943, the 501st was reformed from a few remnants of the old battalion and assigned to the Eastern Front.
This Tiger I is great addition to your historical tank collection.