Dragon – 7500 – Tiger I Early Production ‘131’ s.Pz.Abt.504 Tunisia 1943

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Tiger I Early Production ‘131’ s.Pz.Abt.504 Tunisia 1943

The Tiger I sporting the number ‘131’ on its turret is a rather famous tank, especially since it is the only working Tiger I in the world. ‘131’ is housed at the Tank Museum in Bovington, UK, with this Early-Production Tiger I captured in Tunisia on 21 April 1943 after being knocked out by Churchill tanks during the Battle of Longstop Hill. This tank with chassis number 250112 had been shipped by Germany to North Africa in March/April 1943, where it served with the 3rd Platoon, 1st Company of the 504th Schwere Heeres Panzer Abteilung (s.Pz.Abt.504). ‘131’ gained even further fame when it was used in the 2014 movie Fury. Dragon has already released a 1/35 scale kit of ‘131’ (Item No. 6820), but now it is excited to announce a 1/72 rendition of this famed Tiger I.

Modelers can be assured of extreme accuracy in this faithful rendering of the original. The kit features new special parts such as the upper hull, Feifel air filters and brackets for S-mine launchers (Minenabwurfvorrichtung) on the rear of the hull. Even in this small scale, every detail was checked and fine-tuned to match those on the original ‘131’. Now, in 1/72 scale, modelers can precisely and conveniently build one of the best-known tanks in the world!

Re-issue of Dragon – 7482 – Sd.Kfz 181 Tiger I “Early Production”

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