Forces Of Valor "Jochen Peiper" #008 King Tiger Tank Ardennes 1944 (1:16 Scale)

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 10, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
Here you are bidding on the Forces of Valor German King Tiger #008 that was Commander Jochen Peipers tank during the Battle of the Bulge in Ardennes Belgium in December 1944. Forces of Valor 1:16 scale 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 King Tiger Tank production, the turret hull comes off and the interior of the tank is open for exploration of the armament. Exploring the inside of the turret you will see the incredible interior working mechanisms of the real battle tank. You will also get to see the 88mm gun loading components, the munitions storage, and the areas for the Commander, Loader and Radio Operator. There are storage racks that hold about 20 rounds of the included accessory 88mm shells just aft of the main gun. The entire top hull of the main tank can be removed to reveal the complete inside workings of the tank. You will see the Driver and Gunners compartments as well as the entire engine compartment. You will also get to see the torsion bars for the suspension. Many more shell storage racks line both sides of the inside hull allowing you to put more of the 88mm rounds inside them. This has to be the best tank that Forces of Valor has released due to the great attention to detail and quality and access to the interior features. Again some of the amazing features are; Diecast metal construction with some plastic parts, rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull. Moving tracks on detailed wheels, each metal track weighs 2 pounds, removable engine, tank traps and oil drums, realistic panel lines, antenna, access panels and surface details. Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals. Shrouded in a distressed autumn ambush camouflage pattern. Comes with four (4) 1:16 scale replica soldiers. Numbered certificate of authenticity. This one is #1164 of 2500. This was a limited production run of only 2,500 pieces worldwide, 750 of which were available in the North American marketplace. This tank was smartly packed in its own unique wooden crate for storage. This tank was removed from its crate and displayed for a short time. Most of the accessories were used and some were not. Then the tank was disassembled and carefully packed back in its crate for storage. Then it was stored back in the shipping box I received it in. It has been stored for years and only recently removed for these photos. As you can see by the photos this tank and the accessories are in mint condition. All paperwork, instruction and assembly booklets, and Certificate of Authenticity are there and intact. All the inner packing materials are there and complete. The wooden crate is in excellent shape with some minor dings. Rope handles and top are intact as are the 4 latches that hold the lid on. This is a very hard tank to find anymore. This one is complete in every aspect and would be the centerpiece of anyones collection. This has been stored inside and in a smoke free home. I am thinning out my collection of military collectibles. I've already sold some tanks on e-bay but this one is very hard to let go of. However it is time for another collector to enjoy this one of a kind tank. Thanks for looking. PayPal only, will ship when payment clears. U.S. shipping only. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Will ship insured. E-mail with any questions.