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Item Name: 1/6 Sd.Kfz.181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger I Ausf.E June 1944 Version (Late)
Item Product Number: FOA10001
Weight: 22 kg/50 lbs.
Length: 105 cm/41 in. - 140 cm/55 in. with barrel
Width: 59.5 cm/23.4 in.
Height: 49.5 cm/19.5 in.
Hull: Non-assembled 3/16 in-thick ABS Plastic
Detail parts: Resin/Plastic
NEW: Turret without pre-formed stowage bin. Stowage bin made of laser-cut steel. Escape Hatch in resin from 6th Scale Icon
Turret designed to fit Kwk36 L/56 88mm, Breech, co-axial MG and Optics.
32-Road Wheels (Steel-rimmed)
Armored Exhaust System
Plastic Utility Tool Kit
Tools Needed: ABS glue, filler, sandpaper, paint
Tools Supplied with purchase: None
The Tiger I differed from earlier German tanks principally in its design philosophy. The new approach emphasized on firepower and armor. With its frontal armor of 100mm and its 88mm gun, it could engage any opponent at great distances, while its opponent had to use tactics or number to attempt to destroy this formidable weapon. However, at over 50 tons dead weight, the suspension, gearboxes and other such items had clearly reached their design limits and breakdowns were frequent.
Radio Controlled Upgrades (not included):
This kit is designed as a static kit. A fully designed RC Tiger I kit is available (click on this link). It includes important features like a inner metal shell hull, track tension idlers, and pre-drilled hole locations for swing arms and RC functionality. However, this static kit could be upgraded to RC with the following systems:
MPSS Suspension System
TTMS Motorization System
Tiger I RC Sprockets
TTRS Turret Rotation System
TTES Gun Elevation System
ECS Electronic Control System
TX/RX 2.4GHz Radio System
Scale Modeling Now Magazine offers a review of a Tiger I build (click link). FineScale Modeler offers another review of an detailed Tiger I Build (click link). See our Forum for Jacek's photo-build
Tiger I Ausf.E June 1944 Version
The June 1944 version of the Tiger I was the final version of this well-respected tank. It included cast cupolas, zimmerit and the new steel-rimmed wheels developed for the Tiger Ausf.B, called Tiger II. (see attached photos of all 6 versions of the Tiger on links below) - other differences included the position of the Bosch lights, the storage of the left hull tow cables and various other small changes