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ITA6565 1:35 Italeri VK 4501(P) Tiger Ferdinand
ITA6565 1:35 Italeri VK 4501(P) Tiger Ferdinand


 
MSRP $53.00
Our Price: $42.49
Savings: $10.51
Scale: 1/35

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: ITA6565
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During the Second World War, the German Army expressed the specific need to have available a heavy tank, characterized by highly protective armor and armed with a high velocity gun able to defeat every kind of enemy tank. Ferdinand Porsche, to meet the request, developed the VK 4501 (P) prototype. The tank introduced several innovative solutions for the time but wasn't reliable enough. In fact, during the testing, the tank highlighted some weaknesses in the driveline and the engine that didn’t allow it to go into mass production. The German Army preferred the Henschel prototype, the VK 4501 (H), which became the development base for the famous and lethal Tiger I. However, from the first production batch of the VK 4501 (P) Porsche released other versions as the new heavy Jagdpanzer “Ferdinand“ that mounted the longer 88 mm. gun.