Would anyone happen to have any reference photos of Tiger I 212? I am trying to figure out which zimmerit pattern goes on the turret and if there is any zimmerit on the flat part in front of the hull MG. Thanks!
Maybe this thread would help regarding Zimmerit on sSSPzAbt101 Tigers (providing you're talking about Wittman's possible tank in Villers-Bocage )...
Can you share more details? Which kit? Or better yet, which unit and timeframe? You know that "212" is simply a unit level identification number. There could be and were, many "212" numbered Tiger 1s.
There's a lot of debate about which exact tank Wittmann used during the Villers-Bocage action. His Tiger broke down as he was about to set off in pursuit of the British armoured column and he commandeered another machine from his unit...variously believed to be 212 or 222...there is a lot of debate as to which one it actually was.
A word on how the Germans numbered their tanks:
The first number represents the Company (usually three companies in a battalion), the second number is the platoon and the third is the individual tank. So tank 212 is "2nd Company, 1st Platoon, machine number 2".
You can therefore see that in almost every tank batallion there would be a 212.