57.8 ton heavy tank Pz.pfw VI Tiger Ausf. E of final production. It had the improved turret with low-profile commander’s cupola and anti-aircraft machine gun, and the formidable 8.8 cm KwK 36 L/56 gun as main armament. The chassis implemented a new running gear that reduced bottlenecks at the front of the chain and featured new steel wheels with greater weight-bearing capacity, similar to those of the Tiger II. It entered combat on the Eastern Front in early 1944. Some Tiger were coated with Zimmerit, the cement paste used to prevent magnetic mines from adhering to the tank’s armor. Michael Whittman was one of the aces who used this model, with which he managed to reach 168 recognized victories. About 1,350 units of the three versions of Tigers were produced between 1942 and 1944.
Dragon 1/72 scale model, in hard plastic of 11,85 cm approx. with parts for assembly, glue not included. Includes decals and photoetched parts. Not suitable for children under 14 years old.