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HobbyBoss 1:35 German VK4502 (P) Hintern


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The Volkettenfahrzeuge 4502 (Porsche) Ausf. B, or VK4502 (P) Ausf. B, was an experimental German heavy tank designed by Porsche in 1942. It was based on the previous VK4501(P) design. Initially it was proposed that the chassis design for the VK4502 (P) could be adopted from the VK4501 (P) with minimum modifications. The tank was supposed to have a maximum speed of 35 km/h and weigh around 45 tonnes. The turret for the VK4502 was also designed by Porsche.

In 1942, a production contract for 100 VK4502 armour shells and 100 turrets was given to Fried Kruppe AG Essen. Kruppe planned to begin the production after completing 100 VK4501 hulls. Later Krupp was asked to complete only 30 Type 180 hulls. However, the project took a serious setback when the Porsche's 101/3 engine failed during the testing.

The contracts for the VK4502 hulls and turrets were terminated. By January 1943, Krupp had already manufactured 20 armour turret bodies for the VK4502 and around 40 to 50 were under construction at the time of cancellation. Krupp then got the permission to assemble three operational turrets for the VK4502. Porsche confirmed that three Tiger P2 VK4502 with electric drives were being completed at the Nibelungwerk. New vehicles were supposed to feature new hydraulic drives, a new suspension system and an air-cooled diesel engine. However, nothing more was heard about the fate of the VK4502 until April 1944 when Krupp reported that one of the turrets was completed and the other two were close to completion. In August 1944 the remaining turrets were converted for use on the Henschel chassis.

Item No: 82445
Item Name: German VK4502 (P) Hintern
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static Armour
Model Dimension: Length 245.86mm, Width 99.10mm
Total Plastic Parts: 640+pcs
Total Sprues: 8 sprues, upper hull, lower hull and track links
Chromeplate Parts: n/a
Camouflage Scheme: German VK4502 (P) Hintern
Resin Parts: n/a
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Film Accessory: n/a
Release Date: 2011-02

- Multi-directional slide moulded upper hull
- Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull
- 216 individual track links

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

Category: HobbyBoss Tanks

Type: Tanks

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