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HobbyBoss 1:35 - German Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Porsche Turret w/ Zimmerit - Plastic model kit #84530

Development of the Tiger II heavy tank started in 1937 with design contracts given to Henschel and Porsche. Both companies used the same turret in their prototypes (designed by Krupp) but the tanks had differences in the hull, transmission and suspension systems. The Porsche design featured a rear-mounted turret and a mid-mounted engine, and the suspension was the same as on the Elefant. The Henschel version which was more conventional won the contract and all King Tigers were produced by the company. 

Production vehicles used two turret designs. The initial turret had a rounded front, sloped sides and a curved bulge on the left side for commander's cupola which proved to be difficult to manufacture. This turret is often called 'Porsche turret' as opposed to the more common 'production turret' or 'Henschel turret'. Fifty King Tigers had received the early 'Porsche turret' before the design was simplified.

The production of King Tigers was disrupted by the Allied bombings with five raids in September and October 1944 alone destroying 95% of the floor area at the Henschel plant. Initially orders were placed for 1,500 King Tigers but only 492 units were produced until the end of the war. 

Item No: 84530
Item Name: German Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Porsche Turret w/ Zimmerit
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Plastic Model Armour Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 292.3mm, Width 107.3mm
Total Plastic Parts: 550+
Total Sprues: 19 sprues, lower hull and upper hull
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Release Date: 2018-02

- The kit consists of over 550 parts
- The kit w/refined detail
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull and turret
- Individual tracks
- Zimmerit included
- Photo etched parts included

Collections: All, Axis Forces (WWII), German, Vehicles, WWII

Category: HobbyBoss Tanks

Type: Tanks

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