PzKpfw VI Tiger II (Porsche)

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The Tiger II was the successor of the Tiger I, combining the latter's thick armor with the armor sloping. The main differences between Henschel and Porsche prototypes were in the hull, transmission, suspension and automotive features.

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  • Type: heavy tank
  • Historical period: World War II, 1944
  • Country: Germany
  • Scale: 1:25
  • Number of sheets: 22 sheets A4

Historical information

Tiger II is the common name of a German heavy tank of the Second World War. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf.B, often shortened to Tiger B. The ordnance inventory designation was SdKfz 182. It is also known under the informal name Königstiger (the German name for the "Bengal tiger"), often semi-literally translated as the King Tiger or Royal Tiger by Allied soldiers.

The Tiger II was the successor of the Tiger I, combining the latter's thick armor with the armor sloping used on the Panther medium tank. The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turretless tank destroyer.

Development of a heavy tank design had been initiated in 1937; the initial design contract was awarded to Henschel. Another contract followed in 1939, and was given to Porsche. Both prototype series used the same turret design from Krupp; the main differences were in the hull, transmission, suspension and automotive features.

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