1/600 Scale WW2 German Jagdtiger Tank Destroyers x12
1/600 Scale WW2 German Jagdtiger Tank Destroyers x12.
- Contains x12 Tanks
- Highly detailed Tanks including accurate Surface, Wheel & Track detail.
Jagdtiger: the common name of a German tank-destroyer (German: Jagdpanzer) of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd. Kfz. 186. It saw service from late 1944 to the end of the war on both the Western and Eastern Fronts. The Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting vehicle to see service during World War II.
Although well protected and armed, it suffered from mechanical problems attributed to its excessive weight. A total of almost 80 vehicles were manufactured.
The Jagdtiger used a boxy casemate superstructure on top of a lengthened Tiger II chassis. The resulting vehicle featured very-heavy armor and the 128 mm PaK 44 L/55 gun,:capable of defeating any tank fielded in World War II, even at very long ranges (over 3,500 m). It had 250 mm armor on the front of the casemate and 150 mm on the glacis plate. The main gun mount had a limited traverse of only 10 degrees; the entire vehicle had to be turned to aim outside that narrow field of fire.150 Jagdtigers were ordered, but only half that number were produced. Eleven of them, serial numbers 305001 and 305003 to 305012, were produced with the Porsche suspension (8 roadwheels): all following used the Henschel suspension (9 roadwheels).
Production figures vary depending on source and other factors, such as if prototypes are included and if those made after VE day are included. Totals range from about 77 to 88 produced from July 1944 to May 1945. Approximately 48 from July 1944 to the end of December 1944, 36 from January to April 1945, and serial numbers from 305001 to 305088 (such as examples from May 1945, and pre-production prototypes, and whether incomplete chassis are counted). Some sources say no more vehicles were completed after February. Towards the end, some were lacking important equipment and could not be used operationally, or could not be deployed to units.