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So mentioned initially as a bit of a joke me and Andy realised that there was a few of us that were looking to do a Tiger 1 project ...the idea was floated to do GB but realising that the earliest it would happen would be a year or more away we all thought a superthread might be the way to go. This thread will have several builds all under one roof....all Tiger 1's and although a group build it has no time limit and no rules other than it must be a Tiger 1 related build, it was thought instead of opening several threads all dealing with the same subject this might be fun and we get to sha
Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I 1:16 Hobby Boss The Tiger Tank (Pz.Kpfw VI, or Sd.Kfz.181 as is its lesser known title) was developed as part of the German Blitzkreig tactics, to combat the opponents' heavy tanks with superior firepower and armour. This it did for the majority of its service, but where it was let down was the drivetrain, which was complex, weak and therefore prone to failure. It was a gas guzzler too, which was a real problem for fuel starved Germany as the war dragged on and they lost access to the previously captured resources as they were over-run by the Allies. In battle, and in