Zvezda Military 1/100 German Tiger I Heavy Tank (Snap Kit)
In 1941, after initial fights against Soviet tanks, German command came to conclusion that existing tanks employed by Wehrmacht did not suffice and they needed a tank both better armed and armored. Next year, two prototype heavy tanks were ready. The tank created by Henshel company won and its mass production was immediately launched. The tank was named "Tiger". Tigers were first used in combat in the end of 1942, but only in limited quantities. The full-scale use of the tank started the next year. Having a thick armor plating and impressive armament, Tiger became the best-known German tank of World War II era.