- Plastic model kit, assembly & paint required
- 99 Pieces; 3 sprues plus upper & lower hulls plus tracks.
- Approximate dimensions: 4.5” L x 2.0” W x 1.6” H
- Box dimensions: 5.6” L x 5.6” W x 2.3” H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
The Tiger I a German heavy tank of World War II, operated from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions. It was designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf H during development but was changed to Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E during production. The Tiger I 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.
Eager to make use of the powerful new weapon, Hitler ordered the vehicle be pressed into service months earlier than had been planned. A platoon of four Tigers went into action on 23 September 1942 near Leningrad. Operating in swampy, forested terrain, their movement was largely confined to roads and tracks, making defence against them far easier. Many of these early models were plagued by problems with the transmission, which had difficulty handling the great weight of the vehicle if pushed too hard. It took time for drivers to learn how to avoid overtaxing the engine and transmission, and many broke down. The most significant event from this engagement was that one of the Tigers became stuck in swampy ground and had to be abandoned. Captured largely intact, it enabled the Soviets to study the design and prepare countermeasures]
This Trumpeter Tiger I early production model kit is Ideal for collecting or miniature war gaming. The kit features highly detailed injection molded plastic parts, detailed suspension, full length vinyl tracks, waterslide decals and illustrated assembly guide