Dragon 1/72nd Tiger I

New 1/72nd-scale kit announcement from Dragon Models depicting the Tiger I of Michael Wittmann used at Villers-Bocage — Kit No. 7440: 1/72 Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E Tiger I Late Production with Zimmerit + Tiger Aces. The Dragon kit also includes a set of German tank ace figures which have been downsized from the 1/35th-scale figure set.

Tiger 212 Wittmann at Villers-Bocage
 

Aberdeen Tiger Tank Moving to Fort Benning

The old Aberdeen Museum Tiger I tank is finally being shipped from RAF Alconbury, England back to the United States to the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga. At the Fort Benning museum, the German Tiger I is scheduled for complete restoration. This particular Tiger I originally served with the German sPzAbt. 501 in North Africa. The Tiger was captured by U.S. forces in 1943, and sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds for evaluation.

48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs RAF Lakenheath Press Release: WWII Tank Relocated by 48th LRS

One of the most feared and powerful tanks of its time is making its way to the United States courtesy of the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The German Tiger 1, World War II era tank, is to be shipped from RAF Alconbury, England, to the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Museum at Fort Benning, Ga., for repair and full restoration….

“There are only six known Tiger 1s that are still in one piece that are left in the world,” said Len Dyer, Director of the Army Armor and Cavalry museum. “This particular one was captured by the British in Tunis, North Africa, in 1943. She has plenty of combat action and a few combat scars that have had repair work done them.”

Although the tank is now being broken down to be relocated, the battle scars that have since been patched can still be seen on several parts of the tank.

This unique task of moving this battle hardened tank came down from the U.S. Army to the 48th LRS.

“I received an email from the Secretary of the Army requesting whether we could support the moving of this back to the United States and talking to the 48th LRS commander we decided we would go ahead and try to help the Army get this tank home,” said Bill Pratt, 48th LRS Transportation Management Office chief of cargo movement….

This particular cargo is slated to be completely broken down, cleaned, and made ready to be taken back to the U.S. within the next month to join other pieces of military history at the Fort Benning U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Museum.

 

King & Country Snow Tiger

“Snow Tiger” is an upcoming release from toy soldier company King & Country. Although King & Country have produced German Tiger tanks before, the “Snow Tiger” is a new improved sculpting of the famous Tiger. The “Snow Tiger” is painted with a winter camouflage scheme, and comes with two crew figures.
King and Country Toy Soldiers -- Snow Tiger Tank WW2
 

Quest for a Full-Scale Tiger Tank

Today’s blog post highlights several efforts to build full-scale replicas of the German Tiger tank from WWII. Two separate teams, one from Russia and one from Hungary, have almost finished building their own mobile Tiger replicas. In addition, John Nicholson in New Zealand is well underway in a project to build a precise wooden replica of the Tiger turret.

Tiger Tank Replica Full-Scale - Russia 
 
 Tank Factory – Russia (sibtank.ru)

WWII Tiger Tank Replica - Hungary 
 
 Tiger Tank Team – Hungary (tiger1.hu)

[Website seems to be down at this time.]

Eva Project: Full Scale Wood Tiger Tank Turret 
 
 Eva Project: Replica Tiger Turret (panzerbasics.com)