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The Panzerkampfwagen VI better known by its nickname ‘THE TIGER’ was one of the most powerful tanks to see action during the Second World War. Conceived in a response to the heavily armoured Soviet tanks the Germans encountered after their invasion of Russia in June 1941, the ‘TIGER’ completely outclassed all its opponents at the time of its introduction. Its formidably thick frontal armour was almost impossible to penetrate with all existing anti-tank weapons systems of the period. Armed with a superb tank version of the 88mm KwK 36 Flak Gun it was capable of destroying enemy targets at well over 2 kilometres. These were even some reports of ‘kills’ at almost 4 kilometres! As a battlefield superiority weapon the ‘TIGER’ served extensively from 1942 onwards across the frozen Eastern Front all the way to the blistering hot sands of North Africa and onto the lush, green fields of Western Europe. Being a mighty armoured ‘breakthrough’ vehicle it was often employed as the spearhead of many German offensives. All the more incredible as only 1500 ‘TIGERS’ were actually constructed between 1942 and 1945. This particular ‘TIGER’ is the 20th variant released by K&C since our very first in 1991. Each of these Special Editions ‘Tigers’ is packaged in a sturdy, custom designed, full-colour box and comes with a numbered (001-500) Certificate of Authenticity.