Takom 1/35 Scale King Tiger Initial Production Model Kit

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Takom 1/35 Scale King Tiger Initial Production Model Kit (TAK02096)
£69.99 £46.33
Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement (AD83)
£7.95
Starter Paint Pack (9 x 17ml Bottles) (VP02096)
£22.95
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WWII German Heavy Tank King Tiger Initial Production

Features:

  • Code: TAK02096.
  • 1:35 Scale.
  • Hatches can be fitted opened or closed.
  • Workable tracks.
  • Choice of four markings.
  • Photo-etched & clear parts included.

Four choices of markings (4 in 1):

  • Three variations of the November 1943, Henschel Factory version.
  • One variation of the January 1944, Henschel tank testing grounds in Haustenbeck, Germany version.

Plastic model assembly kit, requires paint and glue.

A little history:

The German Tiger Ausf.B, or King Tiger was arguably the very best tank that was put onto the battlefield during WWII, as well as the most costly. With each unit requiring some 300,000 skilled man hours to complete, the King Tiger went into serial production in December 1943 at the Henschel factory in Kassel. At the peak of production, it took only 14 days to complete, and by the end of the war 492 examples were ultimately produced of the 1500 units ordered due to the intense Allied bombing campaign.

With frontal armour reaching up to 150mm thick and side armour 80mm thick, this nearly 70 ton tank was built around the famous dual-purpose semi-automatic 88mm cannon firing, armour-piercing or high explosive rounds, the KwK 43 (L71) produced by Krupp, with the T.Z.F.9b/1 binocular gun sight (later followed by the monocular T.Z.F.9d) built into the cradle. This set-up allowed the tank to engage virtually any enemy tank before it could come within firing range. The King Tiger with Henschel turret carried a maximum combat load of 86 rounds of internally stored ammunition for the main gun. Additional armament came in the form of 3 Rheinmetall Machinengewehr 34's with 5800 rounds; one mounted in a kugelblende on the right bow position; one mounted coaxially to the main gun; one mounted externally to the commander's cupola.

This massive tank was mobilised by a OLVAR EG40 12 16B mechanical transmission with 8 forward and 4 reverse gears powered by a 690hp Maybach HL230 P30 gasoline engine, with a top speed of 25.8mph (41.5 km/h). The crew of 5 consisted of the tank commander, the loader, the gunner, the driver and radio operator.


Starter Paint Pack Includes:

9 x 17ml Vallejo model paints. Vallejo paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 17ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The model color range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. 

Please note: The paint packs offered are only our suggestion from the box art and will not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.


Deluxe Materials Plastic Magic Cement 40ml (AD83)

Plastic Magic Cement is a thin, liquid plastic cement with a 10-15 sec adjustment time & non-clog action. It is non-toxic, non-flammable, has minimal odour and almost zero emissions when compared to competitors.


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