- Diecast metal and plastic parts
- Highly detailed
- Mid production example
- Includes display case and displayable interior.
- Measures 6.7” L x 2.0” W x 3.5” H
- Box dimensions: 7.5” L x 4.0” W x 3.4” H
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
Tiger I is a German heavy tank of World War II used in Africa and Europe. The Tiger I first entered service in summer of 1942 and production ended in summer of 1944 in favor of the Tiger II. This particular model represents the markings of Tiger #111 that was part of the 501st Heavy Panzer Tank Battalion deployed to Eastern front.
On 9 September 1943, the 501st was reformed from a few remnants of the old battalion, including several wounded tank crewmen who had been evacuated to Europe for recuperation before the end in Tunisia, commanded by Major Erich Löwe. By 12 November, it comprised 45 Tiger I tanks (three companies of 14 tanks, plus three tanks for battalion command). Between 5–12 December, the battalion was transferred to the Vitebsk region in the Soviet Union (modern Belarus). By July 1944 the battalion’s operational Tiger 1 tanks dropped to zero.
This PMA 1/72 scale Tiger I is a great addition to a diorama or collection.