What-if Koenigstiger Porsche SPzJgrAbt 653
Some time ago, a friend of mine has ordered a DML Porsche Jagdtiger and to his surprise he found that the hull tub was missing. After failed attempts to get the missing part I promised that I'll build one for him. In the spares box we have found a incomplete "Porsche" turret for an older issue DML Kingtiger (both the Porsche and the Henschel turrets were actually designed and built by Krupp). The kit was messed up as it was, so there was nothing to lose.
Here's the what-if story: SchwerePanzerJaeger Abteilung 653 was famous for the resourcefulness of its maintenance crews that led to some unusual vehicles, such as the BergePanther with its Pz IV turret, the Flak Vierling T34 with the turret made of Sd.kfz 251 armor. And, of course, there is Tiger(P) "003". Let's say that in their journeys they found a derelict Tiger Ausf. B whose turret they would graft on the chassis of a JagdTiger that for some reason has lost its gun. The vehicle would replace 003, that was lost in the summer of 1944.
And so I set to work on a what-if vehicle. An entirely "Porsche" Kingtiger, a longer, sleeker, more "sporty" looking tank!
Last edited by FlorinM; 10-05-2012 at 04:22 AM.