April 1, 2013 By:

nº14 – Altaya Panzer – Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger II Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz. 182) Porsche Turret

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Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger II Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz. 182) Porsche Turret

Pz.Abt 503 Normandie France 1944

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This beast of war was armed with the formidable 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 gun, capable to knock out any allied tank and a thick armor .
The model showed here, with the Porsche turret prototype correspond to the first Tiger II who saw action in Normandie.
Due to problems to manufacture curved bulge on the turret’s left side, this turret was not manufactured in large numbers, around 50 of them were mounted on Henschel hull and saw action so, and did not enter in production phase, which was won by the Henschel factory. Main differences between Porsche and Henschel design were in the hull, transmission, suspension and automotive features.

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The Altaya model show an interesting camouflage pattern and no more, details are not good, specially exhausts, tools in the hull and aerial.

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