German Sd.Kfz.186 Panzerjager Tiger Ausf. B heavy tank "JagdTiger", Porsche suspension
3.Kompanie / schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653, No.314, March 1945, Germany
German Sd.Kfz.186 Panzerjager
Porsche, no stranger to designing combat vehicles for the German army, was awarded the coveted project of mounting a 12.8 cm gun within the bowels of the newly-created Tiger II tank chassis. Porsche was chosen because its suspension system was easier to manufacture than the one produced by Henschel, its chief competitor. Less parts were involved and, most importantly, it occupied less space inside the chassis as compared with the typicaltorsion bar type suspension system developed by Henschel. As a result, the first 11 Jagdtigers that rolled off the production line were equipped with the Porsche suspension system in an effort to get them into the field and into the hands of the panzerwaffe as quickly as possible.
Forces of Valor" vehicles have these characteristics:
Die-cast metal construction with some plastic components.
Rotating turret, lifting gun and precise hull.
Mobile tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
Pad-printed markings and placards that will not fade or flake like decals.