The kit's background
The Tiger (P) was a prototype vehicle that failed to secure the contract for Germany's heavy tank in 1942. Some samples of this tank were built and tested; the kit represents them.
This tank's turret was used, with modifications, on the Tiger (H) which won the contract and became famous. The completed chassis of the Tiger (P) were also put to use, being converted to tank destroyers and deployed in the East and in Italy.