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Corgi Military Vehicles CC60517
Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger Diecast Model
The Tank Museum, #131, Bovington, England

Limited Edition

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

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As the first Tiger tank to be captured intact, 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.

As a major attraction and a unique link to the land battles of the Second World War, one of the most significant developments in the history of this tank occurred in the late 1980s, when museum officials decided that they were going to embark on an ambitious restoration project, returning Tiger 131 to as near to her 1943 configuration as possible. Something which clearly attracted worldwide attention, this project also included their intention to return her to running order.

In 2013, Tiger 131 added an impressive new string to her already sizable armoured vehicle bow when she made a triumphant appearance in the feature film ‘Fury', operating flawlessly on set and adding real historical authenticity to this wartime story. Being only too aware of this tank's incredible and enduring public appeal, the museum now holds regular ‘Tiger Days', which attract thousands of visitors to the museum, each one hoping to experience the sight and sounds of the only genuine Tiger tank to be seen running anywhere in the world.

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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