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1:35 WWII German Heavy Tank King Tiger - Initial Production - TAKOM

1:35 WWII German Heavy Tank King Tiger - Initial Production - TAKOM

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The German Tiger Ausf. B, or King Tiger was arguably the very best tank that was put onto the battlefield during WWII, as well as the costliest. With each unit requiring some 300,000 skilled man-hours to complete, the King Tiger went into serial production in December 1943 at the Henschel factory in Kassel. At the peak of production, it took only 14 days to complete, and by the end of the war 492 examples were ultimately produced.

The King Tiger dominated the battlefield in terms of capabilities, but often suffered from shortages of lubricants and fuels. These tanks proved themselves in battles ranging from Normandy, the Ardennes, Lake Balaton, and Berlin. Although they lived up to the expectations of the 'Wunderwaffe', the King Tigers were ineffective in stopping the overwhelming numbers of opponents they faced on the battlefield. Today there are a total of 11 King Tigers preserved around the world, with the rest having been long lost to the scrap yards.


  • All hatches can be built in open or closed position
  • Photo etched parts included
  • Four types of markings
  • Workable tracks
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