Recreate the German Tiger I Tank Mid Production with a Tamiya 1/35 scale model kit.
After the Tiger I went into service in 1942, there were the inevitable minor mechanical problems found in any newly developed equipment. From July 1943 onwards, a new cupola was provided and, starting in September 1943, a Zimmerit coating was applied to the vertical surfaces of the hull and turret, and a gun travel lock was added to the rear hull beginning from November. The two headlamps on the front hull corners were replaced with a single unit positioned at the center. In January 1944, the pistol ports on the turret side were eliminated. The large diameter rubber rimmed road wheels were still used, but the outer first road wheels were often removed, particularly on the Eastern front due to the muddy and snowy terrain.
The Tiger I tanks produced from July 1943 to January 1944 featured these modifications, and are referred to as the mid production Tigers. About 470 units of these mid production versions were produced, and deployed mainly on the Eastern Front.
- The mechanically-complicated suspension, detailed loader's hatch, and equipment such as a scoop have all been reproduced.
- One figure is included.
- Link type assembly tracks to enhance scale realism.
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