57.8 ton heavy tank Pz.pfw VI Tiger Ausf. E for final production. It had the improved turret with a low profile commander’s hatch and antiaircraft machine gun, and the formidable 8.8 cm KwK 36 L/56 cannon as main armament. The chassis implemented a new undercarriage that reduced the jamming at the front of the chain and had 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. Michael Whittman was one of the aces who used this model in which he managed to get about 168 recognized victories. About 1,350 units of the three versions of Tigers were produced between 1942 and 1944.
Trumpeter 1/72 scale model kit, 11,6 cm long approx with 70 pieces to be assembled, glue not included. With rubber tracks. Decals for four different decorations. Not suitable for children under 14.