nº23 – Altaya Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf. E (Sd.Kfz.181)

Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf. E (Sd.Kfz.181) sch. Pz.Abt. 506 Lukanjowka (USSR) – 1943

Technical Details
5 Crew – Commandant, gunner, loader, radio operator and driver.
1 88 mm KwK 36 L/56 Gun
2 7.92 mm MG 34

After the Russian’s Invasion in 1941 a new tank were needed to face the soviet T-34 and KV-1. In response to this situation the Tiger I was released in 1942’s spring, with a thicker armour and the 88mm gun, capable to get out any allied tank. The Tiger I is probably the most famous German tank, 1,355 units were produced between August 1942 and August 1944, when production was ceased in favour of the improved Tiger II. The Tiger was prone to mechanical breakdowns due his great weight, and always was too expensive and time-consuming to produce.

Altaya’s model depict one of the Tiger I dispatched to 506 tank battalion. This battalion was present on Eastern front (1943 – 1944) Dnieper and Korovograd sectors, and Western front (1944 – 1945) fighting in Market Garden and Bulgue.
In April 1945 surrender to US army in the Ruhr pocket.

Tiger-I-IMGP2704

Once again, Altaya’s make no favour to the model, the tow is ugly and detail and finished is basic.

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