The Ferdinand (or Elefant) just radiates awesome. A great additional to any wargamer’s German army.

 

Ferdinands first saw combat in the Battle of Kursk, there where eighty-nine in the battle. The most concentrated usage of the vehicle in the war.

A total of 91 Ferdinands were made between March and May 1943.

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The Ferdinand was capable of destroying Soviet T-34 tanks at ranges of over 3 miles, with its 88mm Pak43/2 L/71. ferdinard3

After advancing through the Soviet lines, it was hampered by design flaws, like the lack of peripheral vision or a machine gun as secondary armament. In October and November 1943, 48 of the 50 surviving vehicles were modified by addition of a ball-mounted machine gun in the hull front.

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The Ferdinand was superseded by the Jagdpanther.

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This models is from Die Waffenkammer.