Moving the scales at 68 tons, Germany ís 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 modelís a Henschel Production version of the Kingtiger. It features a three-color late-war camouflage scheme thatís 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 Ď100í 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.
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