• King Tiger "Production Turret" by Tamiya 35164

Tamiya King Tiger Production Turret 35164


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In order to counter the increasing threat of Russian tanks during the latter part of the Second World War, Germany began development of a new heavy tank in February 1943. Officially designated the Panzerkampfwagen VI-B Tiger II, but better known as the King Tiger, it featured thick armor and a powerful main gun. Henschel and Porsche, who had prior experiences in the manufacturing of heavy tanks, came up with rival prototypes incorporating different turret configurations. After trials, the Henschel design was adopted for production. The King Tiger carried the Type 43 L71, 88mm high velocity main gun which was capable of penetrating 170mm thick armor plate at a distance of 1000 meters. Auxiliary armament included two 7.92mm machine guns mounted on the front hull section and on the turret. The extremely thick armor on the turret front measured 185mm and 88mm on the side panels. Power for this massive tank was supplied by a Maybach HL230 P30 V-12 cylinder, liquid cooled engine, producing 700 horsepower. The King Tiger went into mass production at the Henschel factory beginning August 1944, following the delivery of the last Tiger I tanks. Although the tank possessed advanced technology and sophistication, only 430 units incorporating the Henschel turret came off the factory line, and less than 500 total were ever available for combat.

Assembly and painting required. Kit does not include model cement glue, paint, tools, and adult supervision where required.

Scale: 1:35

Item # TAM-35164

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Customer Reviews

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Darryl C.
Tamiya King Tiger 1/35

First off, thanks so much to Sunward Hobbies for their courteous fast shipping and quality products.
The tank was easier to build that the Tiger 1. I did the zimmerit approach and slowed down the build but the results are good. I would say it took about 6 hours to assemble, less the zimmerit.
A fun build and highly recommended for any German armour fan.