Cyber Hobby Orange Box 1:35 Kingtiger Henschel Turret Figures
Cyber Hobby is pleased to announce another fabulous Orange Box combo featuring WWII German subject matter from its popular 1/35 scale collection.
Following on from the previous Orange Box release of a Tiger I Early Production (Item No.9143) here comes another German heavy tank set. This time in the limelight it’s a Kingtiger with an angular Henschel turret. This type was the main production version of the Tiger II, of which some 492 tanks were manufactured in total. Mounting a powerful 8.8cm KwK.43 L/71 anti-tank gun, this was a formidable weapon system in German hands. Its armor protection was also impressive, causing the vehicle to tip the scales at 69.8 tonnes.
The second half of this 1/35 scale Orange Box set is a fine set of German figures entitled “Ambush at Poteau”. Based on wartime propaganda footage, this Dragon set has been unavailable for quite some time.
The legendary set shows German panzergrenadiers pausing after decimating an American column during the Battle of the Bulge. This battle commenced on 16 December 1944 when well-equipped German units made a surprise attack through the Ardennes Forest into thinly defended American territory. Since the Kingtiger was also heavily used during this same desperate battle at the close of 1944, the four soldiers and the tank kit go perfectly together. The obvious benefit of this set is its low price point, just as it has always been with all predecessors in the Orange Box collection.