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Official Tamiya 1/16 Scale German King Tiger Heavy Tank - KIT Thread

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

    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

  • #2
    There are so many errors with this threads information I don’t know where to start.

    The most glaring is “build time”. I would love to see a Tamiya Tiger built in ONE HOUR!!!

    Red dash indicates just some of the wrong information. Looks more like a copy and past from a Heng Long spec sheet not Tamiya.
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    • #3
      There are other errors with some of the pictures in other post. Bob is right, why are they posting these?
      Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!