Sunday, December 4, 2011

WW2 German Heavy Tank Tiger I - by RocketmanTan


A very nice model of a Tiger I, the famous German heavy tank, developed in 1942 and used in World War II. This Tiger is a great work by North American designer Bryan Tan, a.k.a RocketmanTan.

Um belo modelo do famoso tanque alemão Tiger I, desenvolvido em 1942 e usado na Segunda Grande Guerra. Este modelo é obra do designer norte americano Bryan Tan, a.k.a RocketmanTan.


Tiger I in Sicily in 1943
Tiger I is the common name of a German heavy tank developed in 1942 and used in World War II. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf, often shortened to Tiger. It was an answer to the unexpectedly formidable Soviet armour encountered in the initial months of Operation Barbarossa, particularly the T-34 and the KV-1. The Tiger I design gave the Wehrmacht its first tank mounting the 88 mm gun, which had previously demonstrated its effectiveness against both air and ground targets. During the course of the war, the Tiger I saw combat on all German battlefronts. It was usually deployed in independent tank battalions, which proved to be quite formidable. The tank was given its nickname Tiger listen by Ferdinand Porsche, and the Roman numeral was added after the later Tiger II entered production. The initial official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung H (‘Panzer VI version H’, abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. H), but the tank was redesignated as PzKpfw VI Ausf. E in March 1943. It also had the ordnance inventory designation SdKfz 181. Today, only a handful of Tigers survive in museums and exhibitions worldwide. Perhaps the most notable specimen is the Bovington Tank Museum's Tiger 131, currently the only one restored to running order. - Wikipedia

PhotobucketO PZKPFW VI, conhecido como Tigre e sua variação o Tigre II ou Tigre Real, foi o fruto do projeto entre os concorrentes Porsche and Henschel, encomendado pelo governo alemão,devido à necessidade de um blindado que fosse um rival à altura do T-34, que era muito superior aos Panzer III e IV. O modelo de Henschel foi o escolhido depois de uma série de competições e acabou sendo encomendado pelo governo alemão. -


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