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Meng Model 1:35 - King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 (Henschel Turret)


Meng Model 1:35 - King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 (Henschel Turret) - Plastic model kit #TS-031

The Tiger II was a German heavy tank of WW2. Its 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 initial design of the Tiger II was developed in 1937 by the Henschel company. Another design was developed by Porsche in 1939, but it was declined due to higher production costs.

Based on the Tiger I, the Tiger II combined the thick armour of its predecessor and the sloped armour of the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost seventy tonnes, it was protected by 100 - 180mm of armour at the front, and was armed with the long barrelled Kampfwagenkanone 8.8cm 43 L/71 gun which proved to be efficient against all Allied tanks.

The Tiger II first saw combat during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Fortunately for the Allies, German plants were severely disrupted by Allied bombing, so a relatively small number of Tiger II's were built. Mass production ran from 1944 to the end of the war and only 492 units were produced during that period.

The kit includes parts for the King Tiger Sd.Kfz.182 heavy tank with two different gun mantlets.

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

Category: Meng Model Tanks

Type: Tanks

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