Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tiny Tank!

Click to embiggen, but only a little bit.
A 1:72 model of a Jerry VK.45.02(P) H, which is a failed bid for what eventually became the Tiger II or "King Tiger". Two variants were proposed, one with a conventionally forward-mounted turret, and the one in the picture, the "Hinten", with the turret mounted to the rear, behind the powerplant.

A friend noted that this allowed the engine to serve as additional armor between the bow and the turret basket. I guess the driver and bow gunner could also serve as ablative junior enlisted?

Anyway, the picture was shot in 1024x768 resolution with a Sony Mavica FD88 as part of an ongoing project I hope to kick off soon.