German Sd.Kfz. 182 King Tiger (2 in 1) 1:16 - Trumpeter

1:16 German King tiger 2 in 1 (Henschel Turret & Porsche Turret)

In early October 1942, plans for production of the VK 45.03 were reviewed, Initially two designs were provided, one by Henschel and one by Porsche. Both used a turret design from Krupp; the main differences were in the hull design, transmission and suspension.

The Henschel version used a conventional hull design with sloped armor resembling the layout of the Panther tank. It had a rear mounted engine and used nine overlapping road wheels per side, mounted on transverse torsion bars, in a similar manner to the original Tiger. To simplify maintenance, however, the wheels were overlapping rather than interleaved as in the Tiger Henschel won the contract, and all Tiger IIs were produced by the firm. Two turret designs were used in production vehicles. The initial design is sometimes misleadingly called the „Porsche turret“ due to the belief that it was designed by Porsche for their prototype. In fact this turret was simply the initial Krupp design for both prototypes. This turret had a rounded front and steeply sloped sides, with a difficult-to-manufacture curved bulge on the turret's left side, to accommodate the commander's cupola. Fifty early turrets were mounted to Henschel's hull and used in action. The more common „production“ turret, sometimes called the „Henschel“ turret, was simplified with a flat face, no shot trap (created by the curved face of the initial-type turret), less-steeply sloped sides, and no bulge for the commander's cupola.

The track system used on the Tiger II chassis was a unique one, which used alternating „contact shoe“ and „connector“ links—the contact shoe link had a pair of transverse metal bars that contacted the ground, while the connector links had no contact with the ground.

The Tiger II was developed late in the war and made in relatively small numbers. Like all German tanks, it had a gasoline engine. However, this same engine powered the much lighter Panther and Tiger I tanks. The Tiger II was under-powered, like many other heavy tanks of World War II, and consumed a lot of fuel which was already in short supply.

Scale 1:16

Item Type Static Kit

Length: 505mm

Width: 188mm

Total Parts 1850+pcs

Metal Parts tow cable, spring, shaft, steel tube, metal pin, etc.

Photo Etched Parts 5pcs

Total Sprues 46 sprues, sprocket wheel, track links, poly cap, upper hull, lower hull, turret inner wall, Henschel Turret, and Porsche Turret

Optional Henschel Turret & Porsche Turret

-Full interior details

-Interior hull is divided into four compartments, driving, fighting, engine"

Package content:

Plastic scale model kit made of polystyrene, an exact detailed replica of the real model.

Assembly instructions and decals included (water adhesive decals) The model comes unassembled and unpainted and requires glue and paints to be finished. Unless stated on the box the kit does not contain paints, glue, and brushes.

Code TR0910
Producer Trumpeter
Scale 1:16
Your price205,1 €
on stock 1 pcs
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