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Dragon Models 1:72 Armor Collector Series 60356
Porsche Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant Display Model
German Army sPzJgAbt 614, Poland, 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Porsche Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant   3.5"   1.75"


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Based on the hull of the Tiger (P) and armed with an 88mm gun, the Ferdinand made its debut at Kursk in 1943. It didn't fare well due to its bulk and lack of a secondary armament, and so they were overhauled in late 1943, many of them going on to serve with sPzJgAbt 653. The Elefant (Sd.Kfz. 184) was an anti-tank vehicle sometimes called the Ferdinand, after its designer Mr. Ferdinand Porsche. Ninety Elefanten were manufactured in just a few months during mid-1943. It was first deployed during the Battle of Kursk and, though destroying 320 Russian tanks, performed very poorly in other respects: many units broke down and they proved dangerously vulnerable to infantry, lacking a machine gun. They went on to serve in Italy in 1944 and the final units were involved in the Battle of Berlin.

Porsche Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant

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.

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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.

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Dragon Models 1:72 Armor Collector Series

The Dragon Models "1:72 Dragon Armor Collector Series" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made plastic models of military vehicles. Dragon Armor tanks require no glueing or painting. Each model is an instant display piece or diorama centerpiece straight from the box and is 100% true to scale... these don't look like model tanks, they look like tanks!. Color, camouflage and unit markings are carefully researched for maximum authenticity, marking the difference between and authentic scale model tank and a "toy" tank.

Dragon Models "1:72 Dragon Armor Collector Series" display model vehicles feature:

  • Molded plastic construction (some releases include diecast metal components).
  • Rotating turret, 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.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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