Dragon has come up with an extremely exciting combination for Item No.
6866. It features a Tiger I Mid-Production tank, a famous vehicle that
needs no introduction. What makes the kit special is the accompanying
Borgward IV Ausf.A heavy demolition vehicle, which could drop off a
500kg explosive charge. Operated via radio by its German crew, the
remotely controlled Borgward IV was the heaviest type of Germany’s
demolition vehicles used in WWII, with the Goliath and Springer
representing the light and medium segments. It was introduced in 1942,
with 616 of the 3.65m-long Ausf.A variant produced. This reusable
demolition charge carrier wasn’t a great success, however, it was
unreliable and expensive. The Tiger I was introduced as the control
vehicle for the Borgward IV in 1943-44. There were three companies that
operated the Borgward IV. One of these, Panzer Kompanie (Fkl) 313, was
subordinated to s.Pz.Abt.508 in December 1943. It had 14 Tiger Is, and
its first combat was at Anzio in early 1944.
The Tiger I has Zimmerit, in keeping with that period of the war and
for s.Pz.Abt.508, and it has suitable modifications for its control
vehicle role. This includes a new antenna and base on the right side of
the turret, with this antenna being used to communicate with the
demolition charge-carrying vehicle. The well-detailed Borgward IV has
not been on the market for a considerable period of time, so its release
is much anticipated. Of course, its inclusion with the Tiger I to
represent a combination used by C Company of s.Pz.Abt.508 makes it all
the more explosively appealing!