TAK02045S 1:35 Takom King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 Henschel Turret with Zimmerit [MODEL BUILDING KIT] Description
TAK02045S 1:35 Takom King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 Henschel Turret with Zimmerit [MODEL BUILDING KIT] The Tiger II or King Tiger (never an official name) was the successor to the equally famous Tiger I, and combined elements of that tank, together with a sloped hull design reminiscent of the Panther medium tank. It was a heavy old thing, weighing in at 80 tonnes, and armed with the infamous 88mm gun. Developed and manufactured by Henschel, the tank entered front line service in 1944 and first saw limited use in the aftermath of the D-Day landings. The King Tiger was heavily armoured, with up to 180mm on the turret front, and as such was essentially impervious to just about anything the Allies could throw at it. The tank’s own 88mm gun was one of the most feared weapons during the war making the King Tiger a very potent adversary, however, initial unreliability and the fact that the tank simply couldn’t be produced in large enough numbers meant that it ultimately was unable to turn the tide of the war for Germany. Despite that, it’s gone down in history as one of the most iconic tanks of WWII. King Tiger Henschel turret Abt .505 with zimmerit. Special Edition of this iconic German tank. This kit includes highly detailed profiles for the vehicle, as well as decals to represent accurately two vehicles of this unit. This kit includes a fully detailed interior of the highest level of detail available, scale thickness armour, articulating tracks, photoetch details, and the most perfectly accurate zimmerit representation to date. A King Tiger like no other, this unique kit is must for WWII armor modelers. A truly collectorâs piece you canât miss. This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.