January 1, 2015 by dracs
Warlord Games will soon be releasing a new variant of the Tiger I. This one will be safe from all magnetic mines thanks to its zimmerit coating.
Zimmerit was applied to German tanks from 1943-1944 as a way to combat magnetic mines. It was used to prevent the mines from getting attached firmly to the tank’s metal surface and was often applied in a ridged pattern to increase the distance it held the mines off of the tank’s shell. Warlord have recreated this ridged texture well on this tank, marking it out clearly as one safe from magnetic attacks.
Can you tell us just how effective zimmerit was?