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Motor City Classics Armored Fighting Vehicles 23187-44
Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Diecast Model
German Army sSSPzAbt 501, #111, Belgium, 1944

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1:43 Scale   Length   Width
Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger   9.5"   3.25"

The Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger II Ausf.B "King Tiger" VK4503(H) was the most powerful combat tank of World War II. Up to the end of the war, the Allies did not introduce anything that could effectively counter it. The Tiger II combined a powerful and effective gun with armor that was virtually impervious to any Allied tank or anti-tank gun. Planning for the Tiger II started as early as May 1941, a year before the Tiger I entered production. By the fall of 1942/January 1943, designers started work on a heavy tank that would eventually replace the Tiger I. In January 1943, Hitler ordered the new Tiger to be armed with a long 88mm gun and have 150mm frontal armor and 80mm side armor.

Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger

Officially designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz 182, the King Tiger entered service in 1944. This tank carried the awesome tank-killing 88mm main gun and had four-inch armor at its thickest. The system was crewed by five personnel and two machine guns were added for self-defense. The King Tiger's ability to destroy enemy tanks at extreme ranges yet remain impervious to those same tanks made it more than a match for any Allied tank. The sight of a King Tiger on the battlefield was terrifying and did great morale damage to Allied forces.

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Motor City Classics Armored Fighting Vehicles

The Motor City Classics "Armored Fighting Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:43 scale.

Motor City Classics "Armored Fighting Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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