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Revell 1:35 Tiger II Ausf. B (Henschel Turret)


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Revell 1:35 - Tiger II Ausf. B (Henschel Turret) - Plastic Model Kit #03249

Tiger II was a German heavy tank of the Second World War officially designated the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B. Based on the Tiger I, the Tiger II combined the thick armour of its predecessor and the armour slope of the Panther medium tank. The maximum thickness of its front armour was 185 mm and the weight reached 70 tonnes. The armament consisted of the long barrelled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 gun which proved to be efficient against all Allied tanks.

The initial design of the Tiger II was developed in 1937 by the Henschel company. It featured a hull with sloped armour, a rear-mounted engine and overlapping steel-tired road wheels, 80 cm in diameter. Another design was developed by Porsche in 1939, but it was declined due to large production costs. 

The Tiger II first saw combat during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. On the Eastern Front it was first used by the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion. Fortunately for the Allies, German plants suffered great losses because of the 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.

Kit details:
- Total parts: 250
- Skill Level: 4
- Length: 293mm
- Chassis with torsion bar suspension and easy to mount tracks
- Rotating turret and elevating gun
- Hatches that can be mounted open or closed
- Two sets of decals

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

Category: Revell Tanks

Type: Tanks

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