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1:32 Forces of Valor German Tank Destroyer Sd. Kfz. 186 Ausf. B 'JAGDPANTHER' with Porsche Suspension Diecast Model

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This is a 1/32 scale diecast/plastic composit model of a German Heavy Tank Destroyer Sd. Kfz. 186, JagdTiger in 3.Kompanie / schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, No.314, March 1945, Germany livery.

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  • Diecast hull top and CNC machined aluminum gun barrel
  • Bonus Maybach HL230 engine set atop rotatable stand
  • Realistic landscape display
  • Hobby grade camouflage and weathering effects
  • Opening hatches
  • Free-spinning road wheels
  • Working suspension and removable fenders

The hefty JagdTiger weighed nearly 60 tons, and the conventional way to implement a suspension system utilized torsion bars, a very reliable design that could withstand more add-on weight. The downside, however, was the amount of space occupied inside the chassis compartment. Each torsion bar would be laid down one after another from the first to the last road wheel. The crew compartment flooring would be built upon these cylindrical bars and, as one can imagine, the remaining space for the crew to carry ammunition, their daily-living possesions, and other equipment would be compromised. 

Many engineers saw the inconvenient side of the torsion bar but few were bold enough to reject it until a visionary, a mechanical genius, Dr. Ferdinand Porsche from Austria designed the famous suspension for his Typ 100 model tank. Later commonly known as the "Porsche suspension", it changed many impressions towards suspension design. It was mounted externally to the hull, each side instaleled with 3 bogie assemtlies with 2 road wheels. The manufacturing cost, according to certain historical references, were believed to e lower than with a torsion bar system, and was also easier to repair. 

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Classification Diecast
Manufacture Forces Of Valor
Giftcards Type N/A

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