LWG001 German Winter King Tiger – Panzer Abt. 509 – Hungary
The Late War Germans sub range will cover both Eastern Front and Western Front Late War Germans that are not tied to any particular battle and have a wide variety of uses.
The first sets in the new series are LWG001 German King Tiger from SS Abt. 509 in Hungary and LWG002 which is the exact same tank as LWG001 but without any divisional or turret markings such that collectors can mark it themselves as any theater or tank they prefer.
If this proves popular, they will do this for other tanks as well.
Look for the first figures in the LWG series in a few months!
Panzer Abt. 509 was an was an independent tank battalion operating on the Eastern front. It was equipped with King Tiger tanks in December of 1944 and took part in the failed relief attampt of Budapest in January 1945 as part of Operation Konrad III. During this action, the battalion lost some 40 of it’s tanks. The King Tiger was the successor to the Tiger I as Germany’s Heavy Tank and combined the thick armor of the Tiger I with the sloping armor of the Panther along with the firepower of the 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon.
This one is depicted with the Henschel turret and a superbly detailed “winter whitewash”. This tank is a real beast for sure at 70 tons and this rendition of it is modeled and painted to very high standards including additional weathering.
The model is made from a mixed media (resin, metal, plastic, brass, photo etch, etc…) and has the following features:
– Opening & Closing Commander’s Cupola
– Removable spare tracks on the turret
– Opening & Closing hatch on turret
– Fully Rotating Turret
– Removable AAMG
– Gun Raises/Lowers
– Extremely realistic weathering, sculpting and painting