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Corgi Military Vehicles CC60516
Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger Diecast Model
German Army sPzAbt 504, #131, Horse Guards Parade, England, Captured Tank Display, November 1943

Limited Edition
600
Pieces Worldwide
Rare and Collectible

1:50 Scale   Length   Width
Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger   6.75"   3"

As the first Tiger tank to be captured intact, Tiger 131 was a significant public and military spectacle. It was on this spot in 1919 that two captured German A7V tanks were placed on public display. Earlier in the war Britain's first Sherman tank, acquired under Lend-Lease, was also displayed here. Following this exhibition, Tiger 131 was transported to military camps and population centres across the country in order to enable servicemen to see a Tiger tank "in the flesh" before meeting one in action. Only after this was the vehicle was stripped down and probed in the compilation of a thorough evaluation report. It was in this semi-complete state that Tiger 131 was delivered to The Bovington Tank Museum in 1951.

Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger

Production of the Tiger began in August 1942, and by August 1944 1,355 of these tanks had been built. The 88mm main gun was the most powerful anti-tank gun in use by any army. The superior mobility of Allied tanks allowed them to attack from behind or from the side in the hope of taking a Tiger down. The influence of Tiger tanks on allied morale grew to almost mythical proportions, and was known as "Tigerphobia." Tigers destroyed tremendous amounts of enemy equipment and often just the sight of a Tiger would induce the Russian tankers to withdraw.

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Corgi Military Vehicles

The Corgi "Military Vehicles" range presents higly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles. Corgi diecast tanks require no glueing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box. Made from diecast metal, die cast tanks from Corgi are 100% true to scale... these don't look like model tanks, they look like tanks!. Color, camouflage and unit markings are carefully researched for Maximum authenticity, marking the difference between and authentic scale model tank and a "toy" tank.

Corgi "Military Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull in diecast metal.
  • Accurate moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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