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Dragon 60342


DR60342
RRP: £22.50   Our Price: £19.75
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Dragon 60342
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1/72 Jagdtiger (Porsche Version)

3/sPzJgAbt 653

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
- Includes Diorama Buildings


About The Jagdtiger,
WWII’s heaviest armored vehicle was the Sd.Kfz. 186 Jagdtiger, which weighed in at a ponderous 71.7 tonnes. It entered service in September 1944 and saw combat until the end of the war. These monstrous antitank vehicles were supplied to only two combat units – schwere Panzerj√§ger-Abteilung (sPzJgAbt.) 512 and 653. Dragon Armor has produced an excellent 1/72 scale example of a Jagdtiger with Porsche suspension. All but 11 of the 88 Jagdtigers eventually built had a Henschel suspension system, which had nine road wheels instead of the Porsche’s eight wheels. This makes this Dragon Armor that little bit more unique.

About This Release,
Details on this fully built-up model are beautifully recreated in miniature, and this tank destroyer with 12.8cm PaK 44 L/55 gun is ready to wreak havoc on approaching Allied tanks! In actual fact, only about 20% of Jagdtigers were lost in combat, with the majority being destroyed by their crews after they broke down or ran out of fuel. The model, vehicle no. “314” from 3/sPzJgAbt. 653, is painted in a two-color camouflage scheme. This heavy tank-hunter battalion fought the advancing U.S. Army in March and April 1945 south of Mannheim, before retreating into southern Bavaria. The model is an accurate representation of a Jagdtiger from this period, and is offered to collectors with its own diorama featuring a cobbled road and continental-style buildings. This is a well-balanced little scene that shows a mighty Jagdtiger growling up a narrow German street. All details in the diorama are pre-painted and preassembled, and it constitutes an instant vignette suitable for desktop display.


 

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