Equipped with the awesome 88mm main gun, 100mm thick armor at the front, 80mm armor on the sides, and a 650hp Maybach engine, the Tiger I is widely considered to be the most powerful and sophisticated tank of its time. Henschel produced over 1,300 Tiger I heavy tanks during the period of the war, ranging from initial production to modified late production models. The approximately 200 models produced from November 1942 to June 1943 are characterized as early production models. Distinctive features of early production Tiger I tanks include the large cylinder shaped cupola with a smoke discharger and pistol ports on the turret. The Tiger I first saw action against the Soviets near Leningrad, and went on to serve with distinction on the Eastern, Western, Italian and African fronts, gaining the fear and respect of its Allied foes.
Answering the requests from AFV fans all around the world, Tamiya is proud to introduce our first amazing tank to the 1/48 scale Military Miniature Series. And what tank could be more appropriate than the awesome Tiger I?! In a size that sits comfortably in the palm of your hand, this is a must have for all diorama fanatics and AFV collectors.
About the Model
*1/48 scale replica of the early production Tiger I featuring 1/35 Military Miniature series detail. Overall length: 175mm, Overall width: 77mm *Die-cast chassis for extra weight and enhanced realism. *Tank treads are assembly type, with straight upper and lower treads made of single piece for easy assembly. *Comes with decals for 4 different markings.