Forces of Valor 1/16 German King Tiger Tank UNIMAX

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 01,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction

This item was purchased from an estate, it appears to have never been assembled. Many parts are still in plastic sleeve. All parts are present, 2nd photo shows assembly parts list which is complete. This tank is very detailed and is not a toy. The only issue I see is that there is 1 lid latch missing on the crate, maybe an easy fix. USA sales only , will be shipped by FEDEX.

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Unimax Forces of Valor 85301
Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Diecast Model
German Army, Jochen Peiper, Ardennes, Belgium, Battle of the Bulge, December 1944, w/4 Figures

1:16 Scale Length Width Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger 18" 9"

The Forces of Valor King Tiger Tank exhibits incredible detail in the sculpting, casting, and painting. The Masterpiece to the eye is further complemented with diecast construction of the most important elements. The real metal tracks, turret, gun barrel, shells, tank traps, and oil drums are all cast metal, providing unmatched realism and an impressive feel of a real heavy armor tank. The exterior detail of the King Tiger is enhanced by a wide variety of realistic accessories and actions. The metal tank tracks are functional and roll along the suspension. The hatches and doors open to explore the inner cavities. The tools come off and can be rearranged for diorama creations. Turning and removing the top turret reveals the complete inner tank details. Similar to the real Tiger Tank production, the turret comes off and the interior of the tank is open for exploration and movement of the armament.The Henschel Production Turret stored a total of 86 rounds for the 88mm gun, of which 22 rounds were stored just aft of the main gun in the rear of the turret. The rounds were held in place by spring loaded spacers, and the rounds on the lower racks were held with straps and quick release clamps. Opening the turret reveals an incredible interior featuring many of the internal working mechanisms of the real battle tank. Exploring the interior reveals the 88mm gun loading components, the munitions storage, and the areas for the Driver, Radio Operator, Loader, Gunner, and Commander. The heart of the battlewagon was the 12 cylinder Maybach 230 engine that produced a powerful 700 horsepower. The power of the engine and the Henschel designed steering mechanism enabled the mighty King Tiger to outmaneuver many smaller tanks. The most significant drawbacks were the fuel consumtion (2 gallons per mile), and the constant requirement of maintenance.

The battle of the Bulge, which lasted from December 16th, 1944 to January 28th, 1945, was a strategic plan by the German high command to attack allied forces on the western front. On December 16th, the 1st SS LAH Panzer Division had been brought up to strength, re-organized and re-equipped, and stood ready to lead what turned out to be Hitler's last great offensive of the west. The German forces Kampfgruppe Peiper (Peiper's Combat Group) were led by SS Lt. Col. (Oberstrummbannfuhrer) Jochen Peiper. Kampfgruppe Peiper, with a strength of 5,000 men and hundreds of vehicles, was made up of portions of the 1st SS Panzer Regiment and the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd SS Pz Grenadier Regiment, plus reconnaissance, artillery, and engineer units. Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung 501, with 45 Pz VI Konigstiger (King Tiger) tanks, was attached to Kampfgruppe Peiper and led the breakthrough of the American Line. Joachim Peiper has been described as "one of the most dashing German officers of the war" and he fought in every theater except Africa.

Item is packaged securely in wooden crate as shown.

This item was purchased from an estate, it appears to have never been assembled. Parts are still in plastic sleeve. All parts are present, 2nd photo shows assembly parts list which is complete. This tank is incredabley detailed and is not a toy. The only issue I see is that there is 1 latch missing on the crate, maybe an easy fix.

Henschel/Porsche Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger

Officially designated Panzerka...

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