The Tiger II was a German heavy tank of WW2. The last official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. It is also known under the informal name Königstiger ("Bengal Tiger"), often translated as King Tiger or Royal Tiger by Allied troops.
The Tiger II was the successor of the Tiger I, adding the Tiger I's thick armour with the sloped armour used on the Panther tank. The tank weighed almost seventy tonnes, it was protected by 100 - 180mm (3.9 to 7.1 inches) of armour at the front, and was armed with the long barrelled Kampfwagenkanone 8.8cm 43 L/71 gun.
The Tiger II was developed late in the war and built in relatively small numbers, with only 1500 Tiger II's actually ordered — this was marginally higher than the 1,347 of the earlier Tiger I tanks actually produced — but the Tiger II production was severely disrupted by Allied bombing.
The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger tank destroyer.Item No: 3741
No. of decal options: 2
This photoetch set from Eduard includes rank insignia of the German SS Artillery troops of WWII. The set is designed to complement your models and add extra detail to create a realistic finish.
Item No: TP526
Item Name: German SS Artilery Ranks WWII
This set contains photo-etched coloured insignia and medals used by the German forces during the Second World War. It helps add extra details to the models and get the finished look.
- 4 x Kreta Cuff Titles (1)
- 4 x Heer-Grossdeutschland Cuff Titles (2)
- 4 x SS-Wiking Division Cuff Titles (3)
- 4 x Afrika Korps Cuff Titles (4)
- 2 x Nazi Party Arm-bands (5)
- 2 x Red Cross Arm-bands (6)
- 5 x Feldgendarmerie Gorgets (7)
- 5 x Waffen-SS Eagles (8)
- 5 x Heer Eagles (9)
- 5 x Luftwaffe Eagles (10)
- 3 x Iron Cross 2nd Class (11)
- 3 x Eastern Front Medal (12)
- 3 x single Tank Destruction Badges in Silver (13)
- 1 x double Tank Destruction Badge in Silver (14)
- 2 x Iron Cross 1st Class (15)
- 1 x Spanish Cross in Gold (16)
- 1 x Spanish Cross in Silver (17)
- 2 x German Cross in Gold (18)
- 2 x Wound Badges (19)
- 2 x Waffen-SS/Heer General Assault Badges (20)
- 2 x Panzer Assault Badges (21)
- 2 x Fallschirmjäger Assault Badges (22)
- 1 x Knight's Cross with neck ribbon (23)
- 1 x Knight's Cross with oak leaves and neck ribbon (24)
Item No: TP517
Item Name: German Insignia and Medals
This set contains photo-etched coloured insignia and medals used by the American troops during the Second World War. It helps add extra details to the models and get the finished look.
- 6 pairs x Private First Class rank insignia (1)
- 4 pairs x Corporal rank insignia (2)
- 6 pairs x Sergeant rank insignia (3)
- 1 pair x Staff Sergeant rank insignia (4)
- 1 pair x Technician Grade 3 rank insignia (5)
- 1 pair x Technical Sergeant Grade 2 rank insignia (6)
- 1 pair x Technician Grade 4 rank insignia (7)
- 1 pair x First Sergeant rank insignia (8)
- 2 x Military Police Brassards (9)
- 1 x Medical Brassard (10)
- 1 x Beachmasters' Assistant Brassard (11)
- 2 x the Purple Heart (12)
- 2 x the Silver Star (13)
- 2 x the Bronze Star (14)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 1st Infantry Division (15)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 2nd Infantry Division (16)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 82nd Airborne Division (17)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 101st Airborne Division (18)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 1st Cavalry Division (19)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 1st Armoured Division (20)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 6th Armoured Division (21)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the Tank Destroyer Force (22)
- 6 x US Flag Patches (23)
- 4 x Divisional Patches for the 1st Special Service Force (24)
- 4 x Rangers Divisional Patches (25)
Item No: TP518
Item Name: WWII US Insignia and Medals
Eduard Profipack 1:35 - Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B Tiger II - Plastic model kit #3715
The Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, commonly known as Tiger II was a German heavy tank of WWII. It was first used on 11 July 1944 by the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion during the Allied Invasion of Normandy.
The Tiger II was produced in relatively small numbers - Allied bombing severely disrupted the production and caused the loss of over 600 tanks when the floor area of the Henschel plant was destroyed. Just under 500 Tiger II's were produced from 1943 til 1945.
The successor of the Tiger I, the Tiger II weighed almost 70 tonnes and was armed with an 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon. The tank's thick frontal armour and powerful long-range gun gave it a significant advantage against Western Allied and Soviet tanks.
3./s.Pz.Abt. 510, Rengershausen, Germany, April, 1945
3./s.Pz.Abt. 511, Kassel, Germany, 1945
1./s.Pz.Abt. 506, Burg Reuland Area, Belgium, 1945