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Forces of Valor Engine Plus Series 801062C
Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger Diecast Model
German Army sPzAbt 505, #100, Kursk, USSR, July 1943, w/1 Figure

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger   10.5"   4.5"


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Formed in February 1943, the 505th received several Tigers and the rest in March with 25 Pzkpfw IIIs. The unit was loaded on rail cars on 29/30 April 1943 and sent to Heeres Gruppe Mitte on the Eastern Front, where it received 11 Tigers that were shipped from the ordnance depot between 8 and 10 June 1943. It took part in Operation Citadel as part of Feldmarschall Model's 9th Armee. At the start of the Kursk offensive on 5 July 1943, the unit had 31 Tigers and was joined on 9 July 1943 by 3.Kompanie which was formed in April and received Tigers in June. The 505th lost only four Tigers during the Kursk offensive but lost a further six by the end of July 1943.

Henschel Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger

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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Forces of Valor's 1:32 scale Tiger Tank is intelligently constructed with a mix of diecast metal and plastic components. The metal turret rotates 360 degrees and has an elevating metal cannon with a detailed muzzle break. Both loader and commander's hatches open and the commander's hatch can be fitted with a crew figure and machine gun. The top portion of the hull is constructed in diecast metal with the lower portion and front and rear fenders in plastic. Additional features include wide rubber tracks rolling over wheels with working suspension. Separately applied tow cables, shovels and track repair gear provide the extra equipment needed in the battlefield.

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Forces of Valor Engine Plus Series

The Forces of Valor "Engine Plus Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:32 scale featuring additional engine detail.

Forces of Valor "Engine Plus Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Accurately detailed engine.

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