The Pz.pfw VI Tiger II Ausf.B “Königstiger[” VK4503(H) was the most powerful battle tank of World War II. Until the end of the war, the Allies introduced nothing that could effectively counter it. The Tiger II combined a powerful 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 gun with an accurate Turmzielfernrohr 9d optic that made it a deadly weapon for Allied tanks. In addition, its excellent armor – 15 cm front and 8 cm side armor with a weight of 70 tons – allowed it to resist Allied anti-tank weapons. 492 units were manufactured with two different types of turrets, one designed by Ferdinand Porsche and the other designed by Henschel, the latter being the most widespread. During the Ardennes offensive, the Kampgruppe Peiper had 45 units of this powerful tank, all of them of the Henschel model and belonging to the sSS-PzAbt 501. Some of them were escorted by the paratroopers of the 1st Battalion of the 9th Fallschirmjäger Regiment.
Dragon 1/72 scale model kit in hard plastic, 14,3 cm long approx. with parts for assembly, glue not included. Includes decals (sSS-PzAbt 501, Ardennes 1944) and 8 plastic figures of I/FJR9 paratroopers plus equipment. Not suitable for children under 14 years old.