;e Sherman measures 9. 75 inches long, and the Tiger is 10. 25 inches long minus the cannon barrel—add that and it’s 14 inches long.
At 2.1 and 2. 9 pounds each, the Vs Tanks are pretty substantial for their size.
ARCH RIVALS OF
Germany’s Tiger I heavy tank was a monster on the WW II battlefield. On any given day, one-on-one, it could utterly
crush the opposing American M4 Sherman—it
had twice the size, twice the armor, and more
than twice the firepower. But wars are not
fought one-on-one or on a single day, and the
little Sherman had a few things going for it.
For one, it was jackrabbit-quick by comparison,
easily outmaneuvering the lumbering Tiger to
stay out of the sights of its monster 88mm
gun. Just as important, the Sherman was rock-solid reliable, whereas the Tiger was prone to
breakdowns. And it was affordable to build, so
the Allies produced an astonishing 50,000 of
them, whereas Germany managed to produce
fewer than 2,000 of the expensive Tigers. The
two faced off in many of the war’s most historic
battles—such as the Battle of the Bulge—and
under the commands of some of history’s most
famous generals, including Patton and Rommel.
Ultimately, speed, reliability, and sheer numbers
won out over size and firepower, and even
75 years after their introduction, these iconic
opponents are two of the coolest and most
recognizable tanks in the history of land warfare.
Tiger 1 Panzerkampfwagen VI
AXIS VS. ALLIES IN 1/24 SCALE