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Dragon Armor 1/72 Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Test Vehicle (60490)


 
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List Price: $28.99
Our Price: $25.99
Sale Price: $10.00
Scale: 1/35
Mfg. Number: 60490

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Product Code: DA0404
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1/72 Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Test Vehicle

Features:
- Highly popular and collectible item
- True to 1/72 scale
- Fully accurate mold
- Fully assembled
- Historically accurate markings and insignia
- Includes protective display case

As part of a German competition for a new heavy tank, the Tiger (P) was designed and produced by Porsche. The first prototype was ready for viewing by the Fuhrer in April 1942, with initial testing taking place in June. Porsche’s design featured a forward-mounted turret equipped with an 8.8cm Flak 36 gun. Ultimately the VK 4501(P) proved a failure, with its power train subject to constant breakdowns. Instead, the Henschel VK 4501(H) won the heavy tank competition, and it went into production as the Tiger I. Consequently, only five Tiger(P) tanks were produced by Porsche before the 59-tonne design was rejected. Three of these were later converted into Bergepanzer Tiger(P) recovery vehicles in 1943, while only one armed tank saw combat.

Dragon Armor earlier released a 1/72 scale model of the single Pz.Kpfw.VI(P) that saw combat, but it is now releasing a model of one of the early test vehicles. The identically scaled tank is smartly finished in an appropriate single-color camouflage scheme of panzer gray. The model is fully detailed, and it perfectly adopts the nose-heavy look of the Porsche design. The tank has a minimum of weathering in keeping with its test-use status. Dragon Armor is very pleased to offer this very special replica of the rare German heavy tank, a replica that is ready for instant display by collectors.