Königstiger platoon boxed set: a review
Chris has been spending his pennies again, this time on King Tigers for our next AAR.
Please ignore my brainless wanderings about “Henschel” and “Porsche turrets”. I would like to clarify that, after further post-production research, we realise that 2 turret designs were used in production vehicles. The initial design is sometimes misleadingly called the “Porsche” turret due to the belief that it was designed by Porsche for their prototype. The Porsche turret had a rounded front and steeply sloped sides with a curved bulge on the turret’s left side to accommodate the commander’s cupola. The more common “production” turret, sometimes called the “Henschel” turret, was simplified with a significantly thicker flat face, no shot trap (created by the curved face of the initial-type turret) and less-steeply sloped sides which prevented the need for a bulge for the commander’s cupola.
Thanks to Wikipedia for sorting that one out. If that hasn’t worked for you, don’t worry, just turn the sound down and watch the pictures 🙂