COBI Tiger 1 PzKpfw AUSF E Set (COBI 2538)
The COBI Tiger 1 PzKpfw AUSF E Set features a TBD number of parts (probably around 800-900) 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 1 AUSF E Set includes 2 figures that at this time are believed to be torso up, and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary.
Both children and adults 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 1 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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Cobi brick sets are compatible with all other top quality brick brands. Cobi Bricks are made in Poland (European Union) and the sets are full of unique parts made just for adding realism to each set. These sets may require more attention to build due to the numerous parts and “layered” approach that Cobi Brick sets use. Cobi Brick sets come with super detailed and easy to use colored instructions.
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