COBI Tiger VI PzKpfw AUSF E Set (COBI 2538)
The COBI Tiger 1 PzKpfw AUSF E Set features 800 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI Tiger 1 PzKpfw AUSF E parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with LEGO quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
The new COBI Tiger VI AUSF E Set includes 1 figure and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary.
Both adults and military brick collectors will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI Tiger 1 PzKpfw AUSF E set. Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
Also consider the COBI King Tiger II Set also due about the same time
Tiger VI PzKpfw AUSF E History:
The Tiger I, a German heavy tank of World War II, operated from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions. Its late war designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E. The early war variant was designated Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. H1. Often, people refer to both of the variants as Tiger. The Tiger I gave the German Army its first armoured fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun (derived from the 8.8 cm Flak 36). 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. After August 1944, production of the Tiger I was phased out in favour of the Tiger II.
While the Tiger I has been called an outstanding design for its time it has also been called over-engineere, using expensive materials and labour-intensive production methods. The Tiger was prone to certain types of track failures and breakdowns, and was limited in range by its high fuel consumption. It was expensive to maintain, but generally mechanically reliable. It was difficult to transport, and vulnerable to immobilisation when mud, ice, and snow froze between its overlapping and interleaved Schachtellaufwerk-pattern road wheels, often jamming them solid. This was a problem on the Eastern Front in the muddy rasputitsa season and during periods of extreme cold.
The tank was given its nickname “Tiger” by Ferdinand Porsche, and the Roman numeral was added after the later Tiger II entered production. The initial designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausführung H (literally ‘Armored Combat Wagon/Vehicle VI version H‘, abbreviated PzKpfw VI Ausf. H) where ‘H’ denoted Henschel as the designer/manufacturer. It was classified with ordnance inventory designation Sd.Kfz. 182. The tank was later re-designated as PzKpfw VI Ausf. E in March 1943, with ordnance inventory designation Sd.Kfz. 181.
Today, only seven Tiger I tanks survive in museums and private collections worldwide. As of 2020 Tiger 131 (captured during the North Africa Campaign) at the UK’s Tank Museum is the only example restored to running order.
To learn more about the real tank that inspired the COBI Tiger 1 PzKpfw AUSF E Set please visit the Wikipedia page here.
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Michael A MacDaniels (verified owner) –
This was a great build!! So much detail and my son and I enjoyed building it.
John Evangelista (verified owner) –
Fantastic item. A very enjoyable build!
Justin (verified owner) –
Cobi’s most accurate edition of Tiger 1. A show stopper in anyone’s collection. Two thumbs up from me and my family
Mark Bushby (verified owner) –
Good looking model tank and had fun building it.
Silas (verified owner) –
A super cool model. It’s very stable, has lots of neat features and is definitely worth the price in my eyes. I would say my favorite part is the turret
Caleb Bader (verified owner) –
I really love the design. It’s really detailed and fun to build and play with the tracks roll better than any other tank I own. If your looking to buy this go right ahead it’s perfect for people who like to put stuff like this on display and people who play with their sets would 100% recommend to any tank enthusiasts.
Doug Harvey (verified owner) –
Awesome kit!!! Super detailed and the tracks work amazing. Screen printed through out. One of Cobi’s best.
Dale Lytle (verified owner) –
Very good model. Probably the best Cobi tank my Grandson has done so far.
Allen (verified owner) –
This is my first Cobi kit and I have to say I think I like it better than some of my builds from Xingbao or Panlos. Granted, my Chinese stuff are all modern and not WW2, but still….
The only thing I DON’T particularly like are the figurines. Not sure why they make theirs different, but I’m hoping some Brickmania accessories will make them a bit more tolerable.
Now to build the PzIII and T-34/85
samroz (verified owner) –
Finally got around to building this one. It’s a great size and very detailed. Had some trouble getting the side skirts to attach but finally got them done. This one will really look good in any tank collection, definitely worth getting one.
Nick Cornelius (verified owner) –
Niiiice. interesting build and well-detailed. No missing parts; instructions pretty good, and a good representation of the Tiger VI. I’ll be ordering Cobi again.
Kevin Johnson (verified owner) –
This is going to look awesome next to the PZIIIJ.