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Amercom Tanks of the World ACCS02
Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Diecast Model
German Army sSSPzAbt 501, #312, Ardennes, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge, December 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger   4"   2"

Tiger II is the common name of a German heavy tank of the Second World War. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. It is also known under the informal name Königstiger (the German name for "Bengal tiger"), often mistranslated literally as King Tiger or Royal Tiger by Allied soldiers. The Tiger II was the successor to the Tiger I, combining the latter's thick armor with the armor sloping used on the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost seventy metric tons, and was protected by 100 to 180 mm (3.9 to 7.1 in) of armor to the front. It was armed with the long barreled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 gun. The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turretless tank destroyer. The Tiger II was issued to heavy tank battalions of the Army. It was first used in combat during the Normandy campaign on 11 July 1944.

Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger

Officially designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Sd.Kfz 182, the King Tiger entered service in 1944. This tank carried the awesome tank-killing 88mm main gun and had four-inch armor at its thickest. The system was crewed by five personnel and two machine guns were added for self-defense. The King Tiger's ability to destroy enemy tanks at extreme ranges yet remain impervious to those same tanks made it more than a match for any Allied tank. The sight of a King Tiger on the battlefield was terrifying and did great morale damage to Allied forces.

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Amercom Tanks of the World

The Amercom "Tanks of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of tanks in 1:72 scale. These arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Tanks of the World" 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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