German PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI AUSF B. TIGER II, AMBUSH CAMO KING TIGER, LATE 1944
Item Number: GA-50
Late in 1944 through the end of the war, German panzers were routinely rushed from the factory assembly centers directly to the front lines, often without time for the Panzer troops to apply turret numbers or other markings. This King Tiger is meant to represent one such vehicle. It features a historically accurate "soft edge" tri-camo pattern with the iconic camo dots that became widely known as "Ambush" or "Licht und Schatten" (Light and Shade) camo. The only other markings are Balkenkreuz (Baltic Cross) applied to each turret side at the factory. Historic pictures abound of King Tigers with nothing but ambush camo and turret Balkenkreuz on both the Western and Eastern Fronts.
Consequently, this ambush camo King Tiger is extremely flexible for collectors. While the inspiration for this model was a Kampfgruppe Peiper tank that fought with King Tiger #213 during the Battle of the Bulge, the model is just as accurate depicting a King Tiger from numerous other units. Some examples include the famous schwere Panzerabteilung 503 "Feldherrnhalle" fighting in Hungary or schwere SS Panzerabteilung 503 fighting in Berlin during the final desperate battle against the Russians.
Furthermore, most 1/35 scale King Tiger decals are compatible with this model if collectors want to depict their favorite specific unit.
This JJDESIGNS King Tiger comes with the following features:
- all hatches are fully operable and both open and close
- fully detailed turret interior and driver's crew compartment
- fully detailed and opening engine compartment
- removable side mudguards that can be individually attached to allow maximum display possibilities
- removable track links to attach to the side of the turret
- adjustable cupola mounted anti-aircraft machine-gun with historically correct armor sleeved MG-34
Not yet released! PRE-ORDERS WILL BE OPEN UNTILL MAY 31st and PRODUCTION ESTIMATED AT 3-4 MONTHS (DEPENDING ON PRE-ORDERS)
PRE-ORDERED MODELS SHOULD THEREFORE BE SHIPPED WITH THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER RELEASES 2021