Sunday 7 February 2021

1/72 scale (20 mm) Panzerjager Tiger (P) Elefant Heavy Self-Propelled Gun

 

Technical Data Card Panzerjager Elefant

When the Tiger Heavy Tank Project was announced in 1941, the manufacturers, Porche and Henschel, competed for the contact to design the new Tiger Heavy Tank.  After a series of trials, the contract for the Tiger was awarded to Henschel.  It was decided to convert the heavy tank chassis built by Porche (there were around a hundred heavy tank chassis built) into heavy self-propelled guns.  Named the Panzerjager Tiger (P) Ferdinand, these new heavy self-propelled guns entered service in 1943.  After undergoing modifications/upgrades in early 1944, the upgraded Ferdinands were renamed Elefants.

 

The Panzerjager Elefant was downloaded from MarkeBot’s Thingiverse and designed by m_bergman.  I used a Creality Ender Pro 3 to print Panzerjager Elefant.

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Elefant


Thingiverse Elefant

 

 

 

I 3d printed a single Panzerjager Elefant and painted the Elefant with a common camouflage pattern of a late war German armoured fighting vehicle.  That is, starting in 1943, the standard base colour for German vehicles was a dark shade of yellow, known as dunkelgelb.  Units in the field were supplied with dunkelgelb paint to repaint their vehicles.  Brown and green paints were often painted on the base coat to create a camouflage pattern.

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Elefant


Thingiverse Elefant


Thingiverse Elefant


 

 

The images below are found in the German Armour II section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.

 

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Elefant


Thingiverse Elefant


Thingiverse Elefant

 

 

 

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 Scale WW2 Model Site

Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site is devoted to the hobby of painting and collecting World War 2 models/miniatures.  It is my hope, through creating this website, to honour the men and women who served in the Second World War, whose sacrifices and courage have given us the freedom and quality of life we have today.

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