This German tank was the most powerful tank in the world when it was introduced in August 1942. The 88mm gun was extremely powerful and the heavy armor made it almost impervious to attack. The success of the Tiger was so profound, that no allied tank dared to engage it in open combat. This psychological fear soon became to be known as "Tigerphobia". Each model features AMAZINGLY detailed laser etching and averages 8-12 pieces laser cut onto a 4" square sheet of thin metal. Easy to follow instructions are included. Makes an excellent gift for tween boys and men of all ages with average assembly time only 30 - 45 minutes!