1/72 scale Tiger II....

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by nebeltex, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. nebeltex

    nebeltex Member

    PTA is pleased to announce the release of our 1/72 scale PzKw VIb Tiger II. available in either the "ambush" or winter camouflage. both with zimmerit. enjoy, c.b.

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  2. Tirta

    Tirta Member

    That is a nice tank. :D
    BTW what is zimmerit?
  3. Texman

    Texman Guest

    Zimmerit was an anti magnetic paste applied to the outer armor of tanks
    to prevent the enemy from attaching magnetic mines to tank. The Germans
    developed it realizing that as they themselves had magnetic mines, the enemy
    might have them as well, and employ them in the same manner.

  4. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Great looking tanks!!!

    Just a helpful hint.
    Why not put a link to your site in your announcements to help out the newbies. There are people joining this site everyday.

    Also you could consider putting a link in your signature, then you do not have to even think about it.:)

  5. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Here's a reasonably definitive account of Zimmerit: http://www.afvnews.ca/zimmerit.html

    The use of Zimmerit was stopped in September 1944 so late war vehicles didn't have it.

    The "ambush" camouflage scheme (the dappled effect) was introduced in August 1944 so there probably wouldn't have been too many Tiger IIs with Zimmerit and an ambush scheme.


  6. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

  7. Tirta

    Tirta Member

    Hi Ray and Charlie,

    Thanks for zimmerit explanation.

    Best regards,

  8. nebeltex

    nebeltex Member

    there is a well known series of photos showing s.Pz.Abt. 503 in paderborn germany, prior to deployment, in september '44. while many are in the three color camouflange, a good number are done in "ambush".
  9. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Sounds like s.Pz.Abt. 503 got a decent chunk of the Tiger II production from
    August 1944. From the unit history at http://www.alanhamby.com/unithist.html#503

    "19 September 1944 - 22 September 1944 Equipped with 45 Tiger IIs, 47 on hand"


  10. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Very very interesting site charliec!

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