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1/16th Tamiya RC Tanks
Tamiya 1/16th Radio Control German King Tiger Tank
List Price: $1,138.00
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About the German King Tiger (Henschel Turret):
The German Heavy Tank King Tiger made its appearance during WWII in 1944. The chassis front armor was 150mm thick with 80mm thick side armor and powered by a 700hp Maybach HL230-P30 engine. The Henschel and Porsche companies came up with rival turret prototypes. The first 50 tanks produced had Porsche turret whereas subsequent tanks were equipped with the Henschel designed production turret that featured many improvements over the first model. The King Tiger was armed with a 71-caliber 88mm gun that had enough power to pierce 150mm thick armor from 2000m away. Between the beginning of production in Summer 1944 and March 1945, 440 units were completed. Due to the havoc wreaked by the King Tiger during the final German offensive on the Ardennes front in December of 1944, the Allied forces that moved in on Berlin would fear the King Tiger up until the very last day of the war.
2 Types of Engine Starting Sounds:
Besides using electric motor starter in general conditions, the King Tiger's engine was started using a crank starter on cold days to save batteries power. This model realistically replicates both of these procedures. When switching on transmitter first, the crank starting sound is heard, but when you switch on the receiver first, electric motor starting sound is heard. You can now feel like you are part of the tank crew as you decide which procedure to follow based on temperature conditions.
Recording the Actual Engine Sound:
The only King Tiger kept in working condition is displayed in the Musee des Blindes in Saumur France. In order to record the actual Maybach engine sound, Tamiya's staff crossed half of the planet to come to Saumur. Hearing the 700hp Maybach V12 engine sound when running your King Tiger will provide you with an even more striking feel of realism.
Zimmerit Coating, Realistic and Easy to Apply:
During the second half of WWII, Zimmerit coating was applied on German tanks to protect them from the threat of magnetic mines. For this kit, the Zimmerit coating has been replicated with a unique relief printed seal. Thanks to this seal, you can now represent accurately a late war King Tiger with great ease.
Customers: Please note that all Radio Control Tanks must ship UPS, so please select that method of shipping when checking out (SELECT UPS). If you have any questions please feel free to contact Karen or Natasha prior to ordering. Tank you very much!
~The Tank Museum Staff!
1/16 Scale Tank Kits Require the Following to Run:
Radio: 4-Channel with servo(s)
Battery: 6-cell flat with standard Tamiya connector
Charger: AC/DC timed or peak for 6-cell battery
Paint: Polycarbonate for spare body
Misc. Items: Building and track equipment
Two-channel or four-channel RC unit is necessary to operate this kit.
The following items, 2 or 4 channel RC radio, Battle unit and a 7.2V Ni-Cad Battery are sold separately
1/16 R/C German Heavy Tank King Tiger assembly kit.
Overall Length: 640mm, Overall Width: 235mm.
The massive form of the most powerful tank of WWII has been accurately portrayed.
88mm gun barrel replicated with aluminum.
Intricate tank tracks come pre-assembled.
Kit includes 1 tank commander (upper torso), and decals for the portrayal of 3 different King Tiger Heavy Tanks
DuraTrax 6 cell 7.2V 4200mAh NiMH Stick Battery Pack
Deans 2-Pin Female Ultra Plug Connectors
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2-Pin Ultra Plug Connector from Deans - 1300
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DuraTrax Onyx 210 AC/DC Peak Charger with Backlit LCD
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