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Amercom Combat Vehicles ACBG11
Sd.Kfz.181 Bergetiger Diecast Model
German Army, #311

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Sd.Kfz.181 Bergetiger   3.5"   2"

The Bergetiger was the name the Allied forces gave to a German World War II armored tracked vehicle based on the Tiger I chassis. A single example of this vehicle was found abandoned on a roadside in Italy with terminal engine problems. The main gun had been removed, and a boom and winch assembly had been fitted to the turret. No other Tiger tanks modified in this manner were ever recovered. At the time the vehicle was found it was assumed the vehicle was intended as a tank recovery vehicle. Germans used the "berge" prefix to denote recovery vehicle versions of tanks, such as the "Bergepanther" and "Bergepanzer". Thus the allies dubbed the vehicle they had found the "Bergetiger". No official German name for this vehicle has ever been located.

Sd.Kfz.181 Bergetiger

Production of the Tiger began in August 1942, and by August 1944 1,355 of these tanks had been built. The 88mm main gun was the most powerful anti-tank gun in use by any army. The superior mobility of Allied tanks allowed them to attack from behind or from the side in the hope of taking a Tiger down. The influence of Tiger tanks on allied morale grew to almost mythical proportions, and was known as "Tigerphobia." Tigers destroyed tremendous amounts of enemy equipment and often just the sight of a Tiger would induce the Russian tankers to withdraw.

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Amercom Combat Vehicles

The Amercom "Combat Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of light military vehicles in 1:72 scale. These arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Combat Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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