From the Hobby Master's Tech Power Series is this German Tiger I Tank Early Production, one of the most powerful tanks in the WWII. About 200 early production Tiger were produced from November 1942 to June 1943. Distinctive features of early production Tiger I tanks included large cylinder shaped cupola with smoke discharger and pistol ports on turret.
Although not large in size (scale: 1/56), this diecast model tank is rich in features. It has a rubber tracks, individual moving wheels, and most importantly to collectors, a very well authentically detailed body. The body is painted in camouflage colors with proper highlights, weathering, cables, tools and insignia. The turret can turn and and the main gun can elevate. This elaborated model reflects every detail of the Tiger tank in the history, hence it is the target of collectors worldwide.
- Authentic Detailing
- Pre-Painted and Markings Pre-Applied
- Fully Assembled
- Die-Cast Model
- True to Scale (1:56)
- Size: 150 x 70 x 55 mm ( 5.9 x 2.7 x 2.1 inch )
Tank: Contains two micro motors, two tracks can be controlled separately. Can easily perform movement like running forwards/backwards, turning and climbing a slope.
Remote Control: real tank steering.
Batteries: Requires 3 x AAA, 1 x 9 volt .
Michael Wittmann (April 22, 1914 - August 8, 1944) was a SS-Hauptsturmf¨¹hrer (SS-Captain) in Schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101 during World War II, and one of the most successful tank commanders in history. He is famous for his June 13, 1944, ambush of elements of the British 7th Armoured Division at the Battle of Villers-Bocage in a Tiger tank, where Wittmann's tank fought almost single-handedly against a much larger enemy force, inflicting heavy losses on the British and bringing the entire Division to a standstill. For this famous action, Wittmann was awarded the swords to the Knight's Cross, and was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmf¨¹hrer. His death has also presented a mystery to historians on which no clear consensus has been reached.