- World War 2 collection
- Skill level 2
- Unpainted figures, assembly, glue, and painting required
- Waterslide decals for 4 versions
- Completed dimensions: 4.6" L
- Box Dimensions: 10.2” L x 6.4” W x 1.5” H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
The Elefant (German for "elephant") was a heavy tank destroyer used by German Wehrmacht Panzerjäger during World War II. Ninety-one units were built in 1943 under the name Ferdinand, after its designer Ferdinand Porsche, using tank hulls produced for the Tiger I tank design abandoned in favour of a Henschel design.
In January to April 1944, Ferdinands received modifications and upgrades. They were renamed Elefant in May 1944. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger and the ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz.184.
These vehicles, which mounted a casemate gun, were used extensively by the German
Army throughout the Second World War, providing covering fire for infantry and also being used as tank-busters. Several hundred of this particular self-propelled gun - constructed on a Pz.Kpfw. IV tank chassis - were built in several versions that underwent constant armour and gun upgrades to keep pace with the development of enemy weapons.