The only one in the world a copy of Tiger I (side number 131). This vehicle was captured by soldiers of the 48th Royal Tank Regiment (48 RTR, A Squadron, 4 Troop) in Djebel Djaffa on 21 April 1943 in the final month of the campaign in Tunisia ( Africa). It is the first Tiger captured by British and American troops intact. It was brought by the Germans to Tunisia between 22 March and 16 April 1943 and introduced to fight the 48th Royal Tank Regiment near Medjez-el-Bab on 21 April 1943.
It destroyed two Churchill, but a six-pound gun shot damaged the turret and wounded the commander. The crew had to leave the tank to save their lives. Damage is still visible in the yoke and face plates. Completely destroyed components were replaced with parts from other tanks. In October 1943, the vehicle was sent to England. Tiger 131 can be seen at The Tank Museum in Bovington, UK
From the world of COBI comes the model of The Tiger I 131. It was released in collaboration with The Tank Museum in Bovington, UK and faithfully reproduces the original vehicle, which can be seen at the Museum, With great care to recreate the silhouette and details of the tank, the set is ideal as an excellent souvenir, toy or a collection of every teenage and adult passionate about history and military. It uses numerous moving elements such as: open hatches, rotating tower, vertically moving barrel, grenade launchers or finally spinning wheels with working tracks, which make it also a great toy for the little ones.
This release is the latest, revised and improved version of the bestselling set.
- 550 high quality components,
- produced in the EU by a company with more than 20 years of tradition,
- bricks meet safety standards for children’s products,
- fully compatible with other design brick brands,
- printed blocks do not deform and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature,
- clear and intuitive instruction based on drawings and icons,
- two figures of the employees of The Tank Museum with accessories,
- original license of The Tank Museum in Bovington,
- card with vehicle statistics for the Historical Battle Game.
Model dimensions (length x width x high): 30 cm (11.8″) x 12 cm (4.7″) x 11 cm (4.3″).
Box dimensions (length x width x high): 50 cm x 6 cm x 30.5 cm.