Produced from 1942 to 1944 the Tiger 1 (designation Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E) is perhaps the most iconic German tank of World War II. Despite less than 1,400 being produced, its lethal gun and heavy armour had a powerful psychological effect on Allied troops.
During production, the Tiger 1 underwent constant improvements with modifications happening almost on a monthly basis. Tiger 1s in the field were either modified by their crews or sent in, resulting in some hybrid versions.
The Armortek late variant Tiger 1 kit is the version from circa June 1944. The most obvious visual changes on this variant compared to the early variant Tiger 1 are that the late variant had “steel wheels”, there is no fiefel air cleaner and at the front of the tank there is a monocular sight (single hole to the right of the main gun barrel) and notched extensions were added to the front of the hull for tow cables.
The Armortek Tiger 1 is sold as a kit for assembly and can be turned into an Radio Controlled (RC) Tank through the addition of options.