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  • New turret without the stowage bin pre-formed

FOA10001RC Field of Armor Models 1/6 Tiger I Ausf.E Late Un-Assembled R/C Kit

120.00 LBS
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Note to Customer: Products that are NOT in stock but still available for purchase means that FOA can to source the laser-cut parts within 2 weeks of your purchase


Item Name: 1/6 Sd.Kfz.181 Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E Late

Item Product Number: FOA10001

Item dimensions:
Weight: 54 kg/119.5 lbs.
Length: 105 cm/41 in. (hull) 140 cm/55 in. (w/ barrel)
Width: 59.5 cm/23.4 in.
Height: 49.5 cm/19.5 in.

Hull: Non-assembled 3/16" thick ABS, mild steel inner tub
Wheels/Tracks: Plastic
Detail parts: Resin/White Metal

Tools Needed: Rivet Gun, ABS glue, filler, sandpaper, paint

Tools Supplied with purchase: Rivets, screws, bolts and nuts

The Tiger I was an answer to the unexpectedly impressive Soviet armor encountered in the initial months of Barbarossa in 1941. The Tiger I had frontal hull and turret armor of 100 mm (3.9 in) thick, and a 120 mm (4.7 in) thick mantlet. It was armed with the very powerful 8.8cm KwK 36 L/56. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. It was usually deployed in independent tank battalions, which proved to be formidable. While the Tiger I was feared by many of its opponents, it was over-engineered, using expensive materials and labor-intensive production methods. Only 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. Many believe that it was the "best" tank of the German Army in WW II, and it was highly feared by the Allies.

The Kit:

It is a Hybrid ABS/Metal version of our best seller "FOA10001 Tiger I Ausf.E Late". "Hybrid" Tanks include an ABS body with laser-cut internal metal shell for RC strength.

The kit comes un-assembled and un-painted. Estimated time for a "basic build" = 30 hours (before detailing, painting and weathering).

It includes:

  • ABS body, with Laser-cut metal internal shell for structural integrity. NEW TURRET, made of ABS, without the pre-molded stowage bin. Stowage bin made of laser-cut metal. Escape hatch upgraded to 6SI resin hatch.

  • TTMS Motorization System, High Profile - allows speed of up to 4.5 mph (7.3 km/hr) with 450W motors, or 3.7 mph with 250W motors. Lower or higher speeds can be achieved by changing the sprockets on the chain drive.

  • TTRS Turret Rotation System on a 12" Lazy Susan. Spring actuated to avoid gear breakage. About 5 RPM.

  • MPSS Suspension System - for a smooth ride in the roughest environments. Sixteen swing arms with patented individual coil spring system, designed for up to 300 lbs weight.

  • Track Tension - a single MPSS unit designed for each idler to maintain track tension and avoid de-tracking in sharp turns.

  • Stainless Steel pins inside the polycarbonate/ABS tracks
  • All bushings, rails, springs, bolts and steel sleeves associated with the running gears, suspension, idlers and sprockets

  • Easy access to the internal components. The turret roof and front glacis can be lifted, and the upper hull slides out/in the lower hull.

  • Electronic Control System: Speed controllers for the two motors, and the turret rotation. Emergency switch on the back panel. All wiring necessary and fuse box

  • Resin and plastic accessories of the standard FOA10001 Tiger to retain accuracy, but added bolt holes to secure them during movement or vibration.

  • Detailed Exhaust System, with potential upgrade to a working smoking system (available soon)

Tracks, Road wheels and Idlers are made of ABS plastic, with steel reinforcement and aluminum hubs. Field experiments showed the durability of these components.

NOTE #1: To build an early or mid-production model (see six different plans in below links), inquire swapping the ABS Plastic wheels for the early Tiger I Wheels, made in resin, pre-drilled for bushings.

NOTE #2: Any steel parts included with this kit are "mild steel". Powder coating is available upon request for $150 extra charge.

The Tiger tank, fully loaded with ALL sub-systems, and weighs 119.5 lbs without batteries.

VIDEO of the built RC Tiger I from a customer in Australia

Blog of the build from a customer in Japan (translated by Google/translate)



This product can be purchased affordably in TEN sub-systems:

  1. ABS Body RC Tiger I with Turret
  2. Resin/Plastic Accessories, including Tracks
  3. Inner Metal Shell
  4. Suspension System including Idler
  5. 32 Road Wheels filled with resin & steel rings & aluminum spacers
  6. RC Drive Sprocket
  7. TTMS Motorization
  8. TTRS 12" Turret Rotation
  9. Dual Control System (Turret Rotation/Gun Elevation)
  10. ECS Control System (lead batteries - LiPo system available)





TTES Paintball Marker Elevation System , Paintball Marker, or CLPS Coaxial Laser Pointer.

Sound System with two Speakers/Amplifier, Recoil System, and Fog Smoker System

RC Radio TX/Receiver. PS2/Hero Controller soon available.

Gun Recoil System available with a servo and some brackets

OPTION 1:x2 12 VDC UB12180 type 18Ah Lead Acid Batteries [weight: 23 lbs]

OPTION 2: x4 LiPo 5000mA Batteries (x2 series/x2 parallel) [weight: 3.6 lbs]


Building Instructions for RC Combat Tiger I Ausf.E

Building Instructions for MPSS Suspension Unit

Building Instructions for TTMS Motorization System

Building Instructions for TTRS Turret Rotation System

How to make the Road Wheels as strong as Steel? 


6th Scale Icon Upgrades on various versions of Tiger I

1. October 1942 Plan

2. February 1943 Plan

3. May 1943 Plan

4. October 1943 Plan

5. January 1944 Plan

6. June 1944 Plan

Product Videos

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1/6th Scale Tiger I Ausf.E Late, RC Combat version, with 12 working sub-systems (motorization, suspension, track tension, electronic, laser, marker, sound, smoke, recoil, ...)

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  1. Tiger 1 update

    Posted by John Kent on Apr 27th 2015

    My tank appeared at a show in Victoria Australia recently. It ran on a variety of terrains, brick paths, undulating grass and at one point climbed and descended a steep rough bush gully of about 45 degs, with ease. It is powered with two 12V 18Ahr lead acid batteries and ran for 3 hrs with 2 twenty minute top up charges and at the end of the day there was still 60% charge left. An earlier video of the first run appears on this page. This kit is well worth tackling and will give a good result depending on your skill and the amount of detail required by the builder.

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