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Tamiya German King Tiger Full Option 1/16 Scale Heavy Tank - KIT

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TAM56018

1/16 Scale German King Tiger Heavy Tank Full Option from Tamiya - KIT - TAM56018

Version Info: This tank is in "KIT" form and requires your own 4 Channel radio, receiver, ESC, charger and battery to run.  (See Requires below for information).

Tamiya continues to develop its 1/16 R/C Tank Series with the German Heavy Tank King Tiger. Not only can the model move forward and backward and turn with a great sense of power, but the turret can be rotated and the 88mm gun raised and lowered. To imitate the firing of the main gun and of front machine gun, light flashes while sound is heard. The sound of the engine has been recorded, with the assistance of the French museum of Saumur, from a real Maybach HL230-P30 engine of the only King Tiger kept in working condition in the world. Not only all stages of engine sound (idling through full throttle) but also all the metallic clanking of the tank tracks have been thoroughly recorded.

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.

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.

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.

Visit the Official Tamiya 1/16 Scale German King Tiger Heavy Tank Thread on HobbySquawk.com for additional photos, videos, reviews, and customer Q&A.

Realistic Firing Action

Realistic Firing Action


Main gun firing action is one of the most impressive features of this model. When firing, muzzle flashes, speaker roars and recoil gearbox retracts gun barrel, then slowly returns it to standard position.

340 Degree Turret Rotation


The turret can be rotated approximately 340 degrees. The gun barrel can be controlled within a 20 degree range. The moving speed can be controlled by transmitter stick.

340 Degree Turret Rotation
Independent Suspension

Independent Suspension


Independent suspension is damped by torsion bar springs, just like the full size King Tiger. Combined with pre-assembled track, they provide smooth, exciting and realistic maneuverability, even on rough terrain.

Exceptional Realism


The tank commander figure is recreated with realistic detail. This model also recreates distinctive features of the M26 such as cylindrical commander's cupola, smoke dischargers, turret w/pistol port, air cleaner, equipment and texture of armor plates.

Exceptional Realism
Easy Access

Easy Access


Access to the control unit is simple and easy.

High Torque System


Equipped with a factory-assembled independent twin gearbox and powered by two RS-380 motors and has a 36.98:1 gear ratio. The high torque system enables the heavy 4,100g tank to maneuver superbly.

High Torque System

Features:

  • Front-mounted gearbox contains two Type 380 motors that can operate together or individually to produce forward/reverse running and pivot turning
  • Metal torsion bars and suspension arms combine with the wide tracks to smoothly absorb bumps and dips in the terrain and provide high maneuverability
  • Realistic engine sounds accompany the tank as it starts up, drives, and stops to idle
  • Hull-mounted main gun can be elevated, depressed, and swung to the left and right

Includes:

  • Tamiya German King Tiger Full Option 1/16 Scale Heavy Tank - KIT
  • Complete instruction manual

Requires:

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 14 and up
SKILL LEVEL : Beginner
BUILD TIME : 1 hour

Scale

1:16

Length

52.5cm / 20.6in

Width

23cm / 9.0in

Height

18cm / 7.0in

Weight

4535g / 159.9oz

Body Material

ABS Plastic

Chassis Material

ABS Plastic

Track Material

Metal

Motors

Two 380 motors (28x37mm)

Bearings

Metal Bushings

Gearbox Gear Material

Metal

Adjustable Gear Ratio

Fixed

Differential Type

Gear

Suspension Type

Idler Arm

Sprocket

Metal

Road Wheels

Metal

Idler Wheel

Metal

Adjustable Idler

No

Turret Rotation

320 Degrees

Lights

Yes

Sound

Yes

Exhaust Effect

Yes

IR Battle Ready

Yes

Airsoft BB Launch

Yes, 6mm

Track Recoil

Yes

Cannon Barrel Recoil

Yes

Required Battery

2S 7.4V - 3S 11.1V LiPo Battery (required)

Required Radio

4+ Channel (required)

Skill Level

Beginner

Build Time

1 Hour

Recommended Environment

Indoor / Outdoor

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