About the Tiger II "Königstiger" WWII Heavy Tank:
Enormous in both size and myth, the Tiger II was developed for Germany during the Second World War. Known as the Konigstiger or “King Tiger”, its armor matched the Tiger I for thickness while using the same sloped design that was seen on the Panther medium tank. Although it was heavily equipped with highly effective 100-185 mm of front armor and a long barreled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon, the Tiger II’s weight was ludicrous for its time. Weighing in at almost seventy tons, the Tiger II was plagued by mechanical breakdowns and high fuel consumption. Development for the tank started as far back as 1937. Both Henschel and Porsche were the final contenders for the Tiger II design with Henschel officially winning and subsequently producing all Tiger IIs.
The high cost and effectiveness of Allied bombing resulted in only 492 units ever being produced. For every Tiger II produced, the Soviet Union could produce roughly ten T-34/85 medium tanks. These disparate numbers effectively neutralized the Tiger IIs technical advantage. The King Tiger was also unsuited for blitzkrieg-style tactics with its short range and slow speed. Despite its shortcomings, the Tiger II was formidable when it actually made it into combat. The front armor was nearly impossible to penetrate and the 88mm gun allowed it to destroy Allied tanks with ease.
Armor: 25–185 mm (1–7 in)
Armament: 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71, 2× 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34
Range: 170 km (110 mi)
Maximum Speed: 41.5 km/h (25.8 mph)
Additional Information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:
A significant update from Dan’s previous Tiger II, Cody’s redesign includes and updated brick-built camo with a removable top hull and turret, detailed engine compartment and room for two figures inside the hull. Featured BrickArms® include a MG34, 76mm Barrel, and Panther Muzzle Brake. Also included are custom printed wheels, custom tanker minifig, stickers, additional printed elements, working suspension, and an elevating and depressing gun.
Designed by Cody Osell & Daniel Siskind
971 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
Opening driver, commander, and engine hatches
Custom printed tanker minifig
Custom printed wheels
BrickArms® MG34, 76mm Barrel, and Panther Muzzle Brake
High-quality sticker sheet
Full-color printed building instructions
Additional printed elements
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Advanced Skill Level (6-8 years building experience recommended)
All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes