Price: 53,80 EUR Ref: ACAD-13239 Manufacturer: Academy Family: AFV 1/35 Approximate weight: 0.65 kg - 1.43 lb Description: German Tiger-I Early Version
Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank of World War II. The initial official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausfí¼hrung H (abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. H, Ausfí¼hrung is German for "version") but the tank was redesignated as Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. E in March 1943. The tank also had the ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 181.
The Tiger I was in use from late 1942 until the German surrender in 1945. It was given its "Tiger" nickname by Ferdinand Porsche (the Roman numeral was added after the Tiger II was produced). The design served as the basis for other armoured vehicles, the Sturmtiger heavy self-propelled gun and the Bergetiger amoured recovery vehicle.