In order to counter the increasing threat of Russian tanks during the latter part of the Second World War, Germany began development of a new heavy tank in February 1943. Officially designated the Panzerkampfwagen VI-B Tiger II, but better known as the King Tiger, it featured thick armor and a powerful main gun. The King Tiger carried the Type 43 L71, 88mm high velocity main gun which was capable of penetrating 170mm thick armor plate at a distance of 1000 meters. Auxiliary armament included two 7.92mm machine guns mounted on the front hull section and on the turret. The extremely thick armor on the turret front measured 185mm and 88mm on the side panels. Power for this massive tank was supplied by a Maybach HL230 P30 V-12 cylinder, liquid cooled engine, producing 700 horsepower. Paint colors needed: TS-1 Red Brown, TS-2 Dark Green, TS-3 Dark Yellow, TS-46 Light Sand, X-10 Gun Metal, X-11 Chrome Silver, X-18 Semi Gloss Black, XF-1 Flat Black, XF-15 Flat Flesh, XF-2 Flat White, XF-56 Metallic Grey, XF-60 Dark Yellow, XF-61 Dark Green, XF-64 Red Brown, and XF-65 Field Grey.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|