This is the Tamiya 35 325-4800 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Heavy Tank Destroyer Elefant’.
Elefant Defense – The German heavy tank destroyer Elefant was armed with a powerful 8.8cm L/71 gun which could knock out T-34 tanks at a distance of 2,000m, protected by armor up to 200mm thick, and equipped with advanced features such as a hybrid drivetrain.
It had its roots in the Porsche-designed Ferdinand, which was first deployed into combat during the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The lessons learned from that battle resulted in modifications including the addition of a commander’s cupola, a machine gun for infantry defense, and better tracks and the enhanced vehicle received the new designation Elefant in February 1944.
Elefants were deployed to Italy and the Eastern Front, where they continued to defend against Allied forces until the final skirmishes of the war.
Where I got it
This is the Eduard, Big Ed (BIG 3521), photo etch set for the ‘German Elefant‘ from Dragon.
This is the Dragon 6126 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Elefant’.
Elefant (German for “elephant”) was a Schwerer Panzerjäger (“heavy tank destroyer”) of the German Wehrmacht used in small numbers in World War II. It was built in 1943 under the name Ferdinand, after its designer Ferdinand Porsche.
In 1944, after modification of the existing vehicles, they were renamed Elefant. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger (P) and the ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz.184.
Where I got it
This is the Italeri 0211 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Panzerjäger Elefant’.
The Elefant tank hunter was probably the biggest armored vehicle built during World War II.Officially designed as Jagdpanzer Tiger (P) Elefant, a considerable number of them were built. After the famous tank battle at Kursk, on the Russian front, they were moved to Italy where they operated until 1944.