Forces of Valor 1/16 Scale Tiger I 222 "Michael Wittmann's assault on Villers-Bocage"

Third in the series of “Extreme Metal” vehicles released by Forces of Valour, this 1/16 Tiger I commemorates the battle of Villers-Bocage on 13 June 1944 and the exploits of Michael Wittmann during the course of that dramatic day as part of the 101st (Heavy) Panzer Battalion. Although the debate continues to rumble, it has been accepted by a number of parties that the vehicle Wittmann commanded that day was number 222 – the vehicle initially assigned to SS-Unterscharführer Kurt Sowa.

This exquisite piece of die-cast engineering features a moving turret and cannon, hatches that open and close, and a detailed die-cast engine block that can be placed inside the engine section. The vehicle has a fine “Zimmerit” paste finish, and is painted in the three-tone dark sand yellow, red-brown and olive green camouflage colour scheme adopted by the 101st Panzer Battalion during the summer of 1944.

This limited edition item comes with a number of accessories, including tank barriers, oil drums and a scale figure of Michael Wittmann which can be fitted in the cupola.

It comes complete with a guide sheet, an A3 poster, numbered certificate of production, and two brochures containing technical information on the Tiger I and the story of Michael Wittmann’s role in the events at Villers-Bocage. Both of the brochures that come with this model contain narrative provided by this author from this website.

Packaging, brochures and accessories

The selection of images below are of the 1/16 Forces of Valor “Villers-Bocage” Tiger I inside its packaging, as well as of the two brochures, poster, certificate and guide sheet. As well as the vehicle itself, there was a separate box containing the die-cast engine block, and a container with all of the fixtures and fittings to be attached to the hull.

To view a larger version of each image, just click the appropriate thumbnails.

FoV Tiger 222 Outer Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Outer Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Outer Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Open Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Document Folder

FoV Tiger 222 Engine Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Engine Box

FoV Tiger 222 Accessories Box

FoV Tiger 222 Document Folder

FoV Tiger 222 Engine In Box

FoV Tiger 007 Engine Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Accessories Box

FoV Tiger 222 Accessories Box Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Card

FoV Tiger 222 Michael Wittmann figure

FoV Tiger 222 Document Folder

FoV Tiger 222 Instructions

FoV Tiger 222 A3 Poster

FoV Tiger 222 Certificate of Authenticity

FoV Tiger 222 Guidebook

FoV Tiger 222 Documents

FoV Tiger 222 Inner Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Inner Packaging

FoV Tiger 222 Inner Packaging

The vehicle

The following selection of photographs show the Forces of Valor 1/16 Tiger I “007″ with all of the accessories displayed, including the mud flaps, side skirts and command tank aerial. A number of the images illustrate the opening and closing hatches located on the hull and turret, the engine compartment with fitted engine block, and the commander’s cupola.

FoV Tiger 222

FoV Tiger 222

FoV Tiger 222 Anti-Tank Defences

Commander's Cupola with MG34

Engine Compartment Open

Engine Compartment with Engine

Engine Compartment Closed

FoV Tiger 222

FoV Tiger 222 Turret Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Rear Hull Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Front Wheel Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Tactical Marking

FoV Tiger 222 Tactical Marking

FoV Tiger 222

FoV Tiger 222 with Wittmann figure

FoV Tiger 222 Turret view with Wittmann figure

SONY DSC

FoV Tiger 222 with Wittmann figure

FoV Tiger 222 Front Hull Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Bow Machine Gun and Driver's Visor

FoV Tiger 222 rear wheels

FoV Tiger 222 front wheels

FoV Tiger 222 side view

FoV Tiger 222 front view

FoV Tiger 222 front view

FoV Tiger 222 front view

FoV Tiger 222 88mm Gun

FoV Tiger 222 Glacis Detail

FoV Tiger 222 Gunner's Hatch

FoV Tiger 222 Gunner's Hatch Open

FoV Tiger 222 Gunner's Hatch Open

FoV Tiger 222 Radio Operator's Hatch

FoV Tiger 222 Radio Operator's Hatch Open

FoV Tiger 222 Radio Driver's Hatch

FoV Tiger 222 Radio Driver's Hatch Open

FoV Tiger 222 Turret Ammo Boxes

FoV Tiger 222 Turret Ammo Boxes Open

FoV Tiger 222 Front Mudflap Down

FoV Tiger 222 Front Mudflap Up

FoV Tiger 222 Side View

FoV Tiger Turret and Commander

FoV Tiger Turret Number Detail

SONY DSC

FoV Tiger 222 with Wittmann figure

FoV Tiger 222 Turret rear with Wittmann figure

FoV Tiger 222 rear mudflap

SONY DSC

FoV Tiger 222 Turret rear view

FoV Tiger 222 rear hull tactical marking

FoV Tiger 222 rear hull tactical marking

FoV Tiger 222 rear exhaust pipes detail

FoV Tiger 222 rear hull detail

FoV Tiger 222 with Wittmann figure

FoV Tiger 222 rear exhaust pipes and mudflap up

FoV Tiger 222 Turret escape hatch

FoV Tiger 222 Turret escape hatch open

FoV Tiger 222 Commander's cupola open

FoV Tiger 222 Commander's cupola closed

FoV Tiger 222 Turret detail

FoV Tiger 222 Turret detail

Additional Images

Some additional images of the Forces of Valor 1/16 Tiger 1 “222 Villers-Bocage”, complete with the Michael Wittmann figure, accessories and documents including the special collector card.

FoV Tiger 222 with accessories

FoV Tiger 222 with accessories

FoV Tiger 222 with accessories

FoV Tiger 222 with accessories

FoV Tiger 222 card obverse

FoV Tiger 222 card reverse

FoV Tiger 222 Michael Wittmann figure with accessories

FoV Tiger 222 Turret detail

FoV Tiger 222 Front side view

FoV Tiger 222 with accessories

FoV Tiger 222 Front view

FoV Tiger 222 Engine

 

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