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Michael Wittmann’s First Battlefield Tiger--tank and two figures (Michael Wittmann & Bobby Woll)
Item Number: WS352
Period: World War II
Michael Wittmann’s First Battlefield Tiger
Michael Wittmann’s own ‘Tiger’ was now given the new number ‘1331’... ‘13’ being the new, enlarged company, ‘3’ for the platoon and the final ‘1’ for the position of platoon commander. It was in this particular vehicle that the young untersturmfuhrer would go into action with during the biggest and fiercest tank battle of the Second World... KURSK.
This K&C model represents Michael Wittmann’s first Battlefield Tiger as it appeared on the opening day of the Kursk Offensive, 5th of July 1943. On that day, despite driving over a Russian mine and one of his crew being injured Wittmann’s ‘Tiger’ destroyed eight T34’s and no less than seven of the much-feared Soviet anti tank guns. As you can see, there are two figures in the open hatches of the turret: Untersturmfuhrer Wittmann in the commander’s position and his gunner, Bobby Woll, enjoying a brief breath of fresh air... as he scans the surrounding area for fresh targets! By the time the Kursk Offensive ended on July 17th, the 29 year old Panzer ace and his crew were totally exhausted. They had, however, destroyed some 30 Soviet tanks and 28 anti tank guns!
This latest King & Country Tiger comes in a specially designed full-colour box with extra strong black foam insert.... All the better to protect the model and figures inside!
Released in MAY 2019.