180mm thick armor and powerful 88mm gun of the King Tiger struck fear in the
hearts of all Allied troops that had the misfortune of facing this beast. This
kit realistically replicates the production type tank with angular Henschel
turret. The1/48 scale King Tiger is the perfect centerpiece for a diorama
depicting late WWII battles, such as the Ardennes front.
About the German King Tiger (Production Turret)
In order to counter the increasing threat of Russian tanks during the latter
part of WWII, Germany began developing a new heavy tank, the King Tiger. The
first 50 models featured a Porsche designed turret, however in mass production
runs a Henschel design turret was adopted. Designed for defense and attack, the
King Tiger featured thick 150mm armor on the front and 80mm armor on the sides,
and a 88mm L71 high velocity main gun capable of penetrating 170mm thick armor
at a distance of 1,000m. Auxiliary armament included two 7.92mm machine guns
mounted on the front hull section and on the turret. The extremely thick armor
on the turret front measured 185mm and 88mm on the side panels.This massive tank
was driven by a 700hp Maybach HL230 P-30 12 cylinder liquid cooled engine.
About the model
* Detailed 1/48 assembly model kit of the King Tiger (Production Turret).
* Separately molded crew hatches can open and close.
* Die-cast lower hull adds weight and realism.
* Assembly type tracks come with straight parts made of single pieces.
* Includes 3 sets of markings.