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Model Monkey - Tiger I Upper Fuel Tanks (1/35 scale)
Model Monkey - Tiger I Upper Fuel Tanks (1/35 scale)
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Product Code: MM_35003


This pair of 3D-printed Tiger I upper fuel tanks is intended to detail the engine compartment of 1/35 scale models of Germany's famous Panzerkampfwagen VI "Tiger I" Sd.Kfz.181, Ausfuhrung E, heavy tank of World War II.


  • accurately shaped, scaled dimensions match those of real fuel tanks of a surviving, fully restored and operational Tiger I preserved at the Bovington Museum in the United Kingdom
  • hex-head bolt detail
  • accurate reinforcement points for tie-down straps (straps not included)
  • detailed filler pipe connector
  • accurate side indents
  • hollow to reduce cost

On the real Tiger I, the wedge-shaped fuel tanks straddled the engine, one on each side. Their unusual shape permitted cooling air to be ducted into twin radiators located immediately behind them.

If your Tiger I model kit is to be built with the engine compartment all closed up, you don't need the upper fuel tanks. On the real Tiger I, the upper fuel tanks were positioned below the sloped radiator ducts. So when all of the engine components are in place, except for the filler caps, the upper fuel tanks are not visible through the engine deck. Upper fuel tank models are popular components for modelers who are making a tank repair diorama with the engine deck access hatches open and the engine components laid outside the tank.

The dimensions of these fuel tanks exactly match measurements published by expert Tiger I historian and researcher David Byrden on his website "www.TigerI.info". Exact placement of these fuel tanks within the model can be found on Mr Byrden's website.

These parts are made of acrylic plastic. Acrylic plastic does not behave like injection-molded polystyrene plastic or other resins. Glues for polystyrene plastic, like "Testors Liquid Cement" or tube cement, will not work with acrylic plastic. Cyanoacrylate (CA) "super glue" is recommended.