Panzerjager Tiger (P) Elefant (Elephant) Tank Destroyer & Display Case - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
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1:72 Scale Diecast Model – Panzerjager Tiger(P) Elefant Tank Destroyer - Length: 4.5" (from back to tip of gun), Width: 1.75”
This tank model is made of a combination of metal and plastic parts. The tracks are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately. The weathering effect that these tanks have, such as smoke and oil staining makes them look very realistic. Depending on the particular type of tank, some will have machine guns and antennas that look very accurate
These models come attached to a base by two screws, an acrylic plastic cover that serves as a display case is included. The base of the display case measures 7 inches by 3 inches. The acrylic cover measures 7 inches by 3 inches by 2.75 inches high.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. Some of the tanks will have a turret that does not rotate at all. (so if you try to rotate the turret or change the elevation of the gun and feel some resistant, better leave it alone and don't risk breaking something).
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 VK 45.01 (P) 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 (P) and the ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 184.