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stefanuccio
09-07-2009, 08:30 PM
hallo all
I have a model of the prebuilt Dragon 1/35 scale king tiger item n.61030
this is a king tiger pz.abt.506 ardennes 1945

This tank is an Henschel production command tank with zimmerit and star antenna at the back

On its turret the numerals 101 are placed as 1+01 in black with white outlines i am not sure if this is an sdkfz 267 or 268 version but someone told me that is possibly incorrectly marked for a command tank of the pz.abt.506
Is this true?
Is this tank accurate for the time period and place of operations it depicts?

Thanks for helping me!
regards
stefano

Churchill
09-07-2009, 09:23 PM
Could you show a picture?

stefanuccio
09-07-2009, 10:26 PM
hallo winston
unfortunately i am not equiped for sending photos sorry
if you want to see it it will be on dragon usa item 61030
king tiger pz.abt.506 ardennes 1945

Churchill
09-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks for the specs.

http://www.tankzone.co.uk/images/dragon/35/61030.jpg

Is this it?

stefanuccio
09-08-2009, 05:45 PM
hallo winston
Yes this is it!
thanks for the replay this is the one as i said before is Dragon item 61030
king tiger command tank pz.abt 506 ardennes 1944
someone told me this tank is incorrectly marked for a command tank of the 506
i am not espert but if is true i'ii be wanting to know so i can understand about the authenticity of certain makes
can you help me find out?
thanks!
regards
stefano

Churchill
09-08-2009, 07:13 PM
I can see on the posted picture that the numbers come before the Iron Cross, though I have no idea if that makes a difference.

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/4635/tanks/tiger2/tiger2_review.jpg

I'll leave this to other more qualified people to this type of question, such as Librarian, or Panzerknacker.

Uyraell
01-31-2010, 12:48 PM
Sdkfz 267 or Sdkfz 268 are simply different combinations of radio gear. The Sdkfz 267 would likely have a second "star" aerial.
As to markings, the 268 is likely to have a lower formation number than the 267, since 268 gear is for a formational command net; whereas the 267 gear is for divisional command net with some air-to-ground capability for working with the Luftwaffe Schlageter units.

Wiser heads may know more than I, on this, so, it stands to be corrected.
I hope this helps you though.

Regards, Uyraell.