presents a 1/35 scale model of the King Tiger as it appeared during the
final German offensive on the Ardennes Front. Also included in the kit
is the DKW NZ350 military motorcycle. The thick armor and powerful 88mm
gun of the King Tiger's Henschel turret struck fear in the hearts of all
Allied troops that had the displeasure of facing this beast of a tank.
In true Tamiya style, the King Tiger's fearsome image is captured in
this model. Overflowing with detail, the kit features two different
types of gun mantles (model can be assembled with stepped and sloped
mantle), as well as parts for the accurate replication of the DKW
NZ350's engine. Small headlight and other features seen on the
motorcycle during the final stages of World War II are reproduced. Great
for making the perfect Ardennes diorama. Tank commander, tank crewman
and orderly figures (3 figures in all) have also been included in this
About the German King Tiger (Ardennes Front)
of the massive King Tiger began in February 1943 to counter the
increasing threat of Russian Tanks. A more powerful cannon was added,
upgrading from the L56, 88mm of the Tiger I to the Type 43 L71, 88mm
high velocity gun. The chassis front armor was 150mm thick with 80mm
thick side armor. The Henschel and Porsche companies came up with rival
turret prototypes. After the trial production of 50 tanks with the
Porsche turret, the Henschel design, with its extremely thick armor that
measured 185mm on the front and 88mm on the side panels, was adopted
for mass production. The Henschel turret itself was revised mid-way
through production, from a stepped gun mantle to a smooth one. Due to
the havoc wreaked by the King Tiger I during the final German offensive
on the Ardennes front in December of 1944, the Allied forces that moved
in on Berlin would fear the King Tiger up until the very last day of the
war. As for the DKW NZ350 military motorcycle, production began in
1940. However, this German military motorcycle experienced
mid-production changes when resources became limited towards the end of
the war. DKW NZ350's at that time were seen with smaller headlights and
About the Model
Tamiya presents a 1/35 scale model of the German King Tiger
accurately portrayed as it appeared during the final German offensive in
the Ardennes Forest of Belgium.
Total length: 294mm, total width: 108mm.
Henschel design turret recreated in superb detail.
Kit includes parts for two different types of gun mantles- stepped and smooth.
Turret's rear escape hatch can be opened and closed after
assembly. All other hatches can be assembled in the open or closed
Kit includes DKW NZ350 German Military Motorcycle recreated as
it appeared during the latter stages of World War II with smaller
headlight and thinned-out fender.
Three figures included: Tank commander and orderly wearing leather jackets, and tank crewman.