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1:35 Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Sd.Kfz. 181 Gruppe Fehrmann Tiger I - DRAGON

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In the beginning of 1945, Kampfgruppe Schulze and Oberleutnant Fehrmann formed a division of six Tiger I and five Panther tanks with the intention of going into the Ruhr area. The Tiger tanks were commanded by Oberleutnant Ferhmann and were designated with 'F' to denote their 'Gruppe' commander hence F01, F02, F03 and up to F13. On the 6 th April 1945, the group reached the river Aller near Rethem when one Tiger was lost due to a mechanical failure. The fallowing day, the company reached Nienburg and a Grenadier Division was attached to them. On the 9th April, the Panthers entered the town of Wiethesheim where they engaged in a fierce battle with the allies. Out of the 5 Panthers, only one returned along with the commander. During the counter-attack, Tiger F02 got a PIAT hit on the right side of the turret and another that damaged the gun mantlet. Two other Tigers continued the thrust where they eventually captured 30 British paratroopers. Fehrmann's Tiger F02 returned to Fallingbostel where a replacement mantlet was fitted. 11th April 1945 saw the remaining tanks entering enemy controlled territory to Buckeburg. Along the way, two Tigers got stuck in the mud and when a Panther tried to recover them, it too got stuck. With no other way to recover them, the tanks were destroyed and their crews eventually captured by the allies and Fehrmann along with them. On the same day, two other Tigers were involved in a tank battle with US tanks, F13 (commanded by Feldwebel Bellof) was destroyed along with her crew. F05, commanded by Kampfgruppe Schulze destroyed 3 Shermans and a scout car then retreated to Wendthagen.

THE KIT:

  • Over 900 parts
  • Early production turret configuration
  • Authentic weld seams on turret sides
  • Spare tracks arrangement unique to Gruppe Fehrmann
  • One-piece molded muzzle break
  • Late-production lower hull, steel wheels and tracks included
  • Photo etched parts included
  • Magic track upgrade