Porsche Sd.Kfz.184 Ferdinand
s.Pz.Jg.Abt.654, Kursk 1943 ~ Cyber-Hobby
Porsche Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant/Ferdinand
Presented to Hitler on March 19th, 1943, the German Panzerjäger or Elefant was originally built under the name Ferdinand, after its designer Ferdinand Porsche. A six man crew operated the 88mm gun mounted on this 70 ton tank. Engines were located in the middle of the hull, which allowed space for the armament at the rear. The Elefant's armor plate was as thick as 8 in. on the front—this helped it flatten obstacles and clear the way for lighter vehicles. The Elefant's extreme firepower/protection ratio gave it an enormous advantage; in "kills per loss," it might have been the most successful "tank destroyer" of the war.
Dragon's 1:72 scale Elefant/Ferdinand tank series includes both early and updated variants, with later versions featuring a machine gun in the front of the hull and a commander's cupola. Models in this series are constructed almost entirely of diecast plastic, which helps to highlight even the smallest details such as welding beads and intricate Zimmerit coatings. Each release features a pivoting 88mm anti-tank cannon with a detailed muzzle break. The model's underside features detailed maintenance access panels and detailed suspension. Separately applied track repair gear provides the extra equipment needed in the battlefield.
Dragon Models "1:72 Dragon Armor Collector Series" display model vehicles feature:
- Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
- Elevating cannon and accurate hull.
- Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks and detailed non-rotating wheels.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
- Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.