The Battle of Kharkov commenced just a month after the German 6th Army surrendered in Stalingrad, so it came at a pivotal time on the Eastern Front. Tiger I tanks were involved in the heavy fighting, and each tank had its own distinctive appearance due to slight variations in stowage bins, OVM positions, markings and paint schemes. This specific kit allows a mighty Tiger I Early Production from either the elite Das Reich Division to be assembled, or alternatively a vehicle from the equally famous GroÃŸdeutschland Division. Both of these powerful units were engaged in the third Battle of Kharkov. Importantly, Tiger I expert David Byrden has provided technical assistance for development of this kit to ensure the utmost accuracy, including markings and suggested camouflage schemes drawn by himself. The kit makes use of tried-and-true parts from previous Tiger I releases, but there are brand new components too where appropriate. Furthermore, enclosed in the box is a generous selection of photo-etched parts for finer details such as engine mesh grills and brackets. These Tiger I Early-Production tanks are ready to foray into the Russian city of Kharkov to refight the battle of 1943 straight from the box!