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This line features static pre-assembled, pre-painted models made of both diecast and plastic. Each item is fully detailed and historically accurate.
1/72 Sd.Kfz.182 Kingtiger Henschel Turret Pz.Abt.503, Berlin 1945
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ITEM NO: DRR 60552
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195605528
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 4/24/2012
ARRIVED ON: 8/10/2012
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Barcode: 0 89195 60552 8
Case Pack: 24 pieces per carton
Box Size: 7.2" x 3.1" x 3.7"

Moving the scales at 68 tons, Germany’s Kingtiger tank entered combat service in mid-1944. It was an impressive vehicle, and being the final tank type to enter production during WWII, it could be seen as the pinnacle of German tank design. The most common version had the angular Henschel turret that eliminated the frontal shot trap of the original Porsche turret. The Kingtiger was armed with an 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 gun, and its frontal armor was up to 180mm thick. This formidable fighting machine was embroiled in the final Battle of Berlin, a conflict that raged from 20 April to 2 May 1945. Soviet units remorselessly pummeled the German capital to finally bring the war in Europe to an end. A handful of Kingtigers were involved in this final battle, including vehicles from Pz.Abt.503. Every one of them was lost defending the crumbling heart of the Third Reich.

This new model’s a Henschel Production version of the Kingtiger. It features a three-color late-war camouflage scheme that’s accurately painted in miniature. In keeping with its late-war use, this model Kingtiger is devoid of any tactical markings except for the large number ‘100’ on the turret sides. This model Kingtiger, backed into a corner in the final act of war in Europe, is a masterpiece of detail and painting.