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Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. E (Revised)
Here is my revised LDD Tiger I model. It is built to minifig scale. I changed the road wheels, the hull design, and modified the turret, gun, and crew hatches. The information about the Tiger I is carried over from my original post but there are some new images. I hope you like the update! Check out my flickr page for larger pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/118702264@N05/sets/72157642094176164/. You can find html building instructions for sale (at a modest price) on my Etsy site: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KurtsMOCs.
About this creation

The Tiger I was a heavy Wehrmacht tank, built in response to the Soviet's T-34 and KV-1. Here, you can see the revised hull design, main gun, and turret revisions.


It weighed in at 57 tons and was introduced in 1942. I revised the road wheels to better reflect the original design. Each wheel is a combination or a few lego parts rather than the single piece originally used.


Over 1,300 were built before the end of the war. I revised the front hull design to capture the angles of the front armour. While I was at it, I changed the machine gun port, the driver's visor, and the single headlight.


The Tiger I was the first tank to carry the impressive KwK 36 L/56 88mm gun. This devastating gun was extremely accurate due in part to its high muzzle velocity, very flat trajectory, and Leitz Turmzielfernrohr TZF 9b gun sight.


The Tiger I was notoriously over-engineered, making it expensive to produce and maintain. I adjusted the position of the turret forward and redesigned the profile of the main gun.


Although it was a significant design and technical achievement, its practicality in the field was less than ideal. The gun could always elevate but I improved its range of motion a bit.


The tank used a Maybach HL230 P45 V12 gasoline engine that was good for 690 hp and a top speed of 38 kph. The engine drove the front sprockets. I used some of the LDD flex tubes for the air filter hoses. Those are tricky things to manipulate in LDD!


The massive engine was a real fuel hog. Its size and track width made it difficult to transport. Roads, bridges, and trains had difficulty dealing with this massive machine. I cleaned up the top of the turret and revised the commanders hatch, making it simpler and providing a more accurate profile when closed.


The Tiger had frontal hull armour of 100m and frontal turret armour of 120mm. The armour plates were mostly flat but interlocked, which made it very resilient. Only very large calibre guns were able to breach its armour.


The Tiger I was designed as an offensive tank but the need for defensive strategies later in the war took the tank out of its natural element. The turret of the original model could rotate as well but I never captured that in my pictures.


When used in its natural offensive capacity, Tiger units racked up impressive kill ratios, sometimes exceeding 10:1.


I enjoyed going back and revising a few of the imperfections. This new Tiger I should hold me for a while. But who knows, I may begin to see things that need revising again in the near future. I welcome comments and suggestions!


You can find my original Tiger I model here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/374244. Thanks to Wikipedia for the information and statistics.




Comments

 I made it 
  October 30, 2014
Quoting Kermunklin the Giant Evil House Head Very cool. I would love to see it in actual bricks. In black and orange. Driven by actual LEGO tigers (why do we not have those yet?).
Thanks for your comments. A Tiger painted like a tiger and driven by actual tigers? Awesomeness confirmed!
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  October 29, 2014
Very cool. I would love to see it in actual bricks. In black and orange. Driven by actual LEGO tigers (why do we not have those yet?).
 I made it 
  July 12, 2014
Quoting greyhound 2011 Amazing !!!!!
Thanks for your comments!
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  July 12, 2014
Amazing !!!!!
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  March 13, 2014
Quoting World Of Recreation Really impressive!!
Thanks!
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  March 13, 2014
Quoting Sir Jayko Excellent LDD work! The Tiger I (and II (=King Tiger)) were way ahead of their time. They were far by too advanced, just like most German tanks.
Thanks for your comments. I agree with you as well that the Tiger I and Tiger II were probably too advanced for their time.
 I like it 
  March 13, 2014
Really impressive!!
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  March 13, 2014
Excellent LDD work! The Tiger I (and II (=King Tiger)) were way ahead of their time. They were far by too advanced, just like most German tanks.
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  March 11, 2014
Quoting The Dark Knight . Astonishing details!
Thanks for your comments!
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  March 11, 2014
Astonishing details!
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  March 10, 2014
Quoting David Roberts A good looking and accurate MOC. Nice work!
Thanks David. I appreciate your interest in my work.
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  March 10, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Fantastic armor. Great shaping and details.
Thanks for your comments Dr.!
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  March 10, 2014
Quoting Jerry Temple Great job with the improvements! It looks that much better than it already was!
Thanks for your comments Jerry! I like the improvements as well.
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  March 10, 2014
A good looking and accurate MOC. Nice work!
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  March 10, 2014
Fantastic armor. Great shaping and details.
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  March 10, 2014
Great job with the improvements! It looks that much better than it already was!
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting clayton Marchetti Amazing! I just love the turret design! The gun looks great! Perfect !
Thanks Clayton! I am happy with the improvements as well.
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  March 9, 2014
Amazing! I just love the turret design! The gun looks great! Perfect !
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting BigJoe _ ... (lost for words)
Thanks for the loss of words!
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  March 9, 2014
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting D. P. This model is simply perfect! I couldn't find a single flaw. Every detail is carefully taken care of and the road wheels are amazing. I would love to see this in some camo color and have it in real bricks :)
Thanks for your generous comments D.P. I think some of the improvements were long overdue. I'll see if I can get some various camo solutions together, perhaps I'll consider making it in real bricks too.
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] looking forward to that Tiger II, that X-15 Hypersonic plane, and maybe a E-100?
Me too!
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  March 9, 2014
This model is simply perfect! I couldn't find a single flaw. Every detail is carefully taken care of and the road wheels are amazing. I would love to see this in some camo color and have it in real bricks :)
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
looking forward to that Tiger II, that X-15 Hypersonic plane, and maybe a E-100?
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny Nice, I see you figured out the roadwheel design like I have, this is really neat. I will also post revised models soon, I hope you can check them out. Overall, this is a really nice model.
Thanks for your cooments Alex. The road wheels on my original model worked but were not accurate. It too a bit of playing around to get it right. I look forward to your revisions as well!
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
Nice, I see you figured out the roadwheel design like I have, this is really neat. I will also post revised models soon, I hope you can check them out. Overall, this is a really nice model.
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting Jan van den Bos A tank is not really my cup of tea but it looks great. Nice work.
Thanks for your comments Jan. Its nice to try a different "drink" once in a while.
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
A tank is not really my cup of tea but it looks great. Nice work.
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting Michael K. Great!
Thanks Michael!
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  March 9, 2014
Quoting Gabor Pauler You captured the original Henschel-type overlapping roadwheels pretty well. Congratulations!
Thanks for your comments!
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  March 9, 2014
Great!
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
You captured the original Henschel-type overlapping roadwheels pretty well. Congratulations!
 
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