ARMORTEK ELEFANT: 1/6 Scale METAL TANK BUILD – “Tanks for 10 Years” Project – PT 2 | RC ADVENTURES
Painting is mosting likely to be an enormous and also time consuming build – so preparation is SECRET! For those who missed the UNBOXING! Before I can do any kind of structure, there is a lengthy process in advance of me. I need to prepare the light weight aluminum, and also all of the steel to be repainted. A lot of this develop is CNC machined, so there is a recurring deposit on the aluminum. I am utilizing an Acid Etch made use of for Trailers/Campers/Caravan cleaning. This stuff functions like a charm to eliminate oils as well as gunk from stainless steel as well as aluminum.
The version I am structure is an "Armortek" "Elefant" 1/6 Range All Metal Design Storage Tank.
At 70 bunches, the Elefant (classification Panzerjäger Tiger (P)) was a German Heavy Storage Tank Destroyer from WWII.
The Elefant was substantiated of a fallen short quote by Porsche to build the Tiger 1. After Porsche was left with 100 container chassis which were created in anticipation of winning the Tiger 1 competitors, a decision was made in 1942 to transform 91 of these to be hefty tank destroyers. Initially nicknamed the Ferdinand (after the CEO of Porsche, Ferdinand Porsche), the storage tanks were later updated to come to be Elefants– including enhanced armour and also the enhancement of additional armament amongst other changes.
The Armortek Elefant storage tank is based upon thorough measurements of the storage tank at the Tank Museum in Bovington which itself is on lending from the US Military Ordnance Training and Heritage Facility at Fort Lee, VA, and also is among just two surviving examples.
The Armortek Elefant is sold as a kit for assembly as well as can be developed into an Radio Controlled (RC) Tank via the addition of choices.
History: "The Elefant (German for "elephant") was a heavy tank destroyer made use of by German Wehrmacht Panzerjäger during World War II. Ninety-one units were integrated in 1943 under the name Ferdinand, after its designer Ferdinand Porsche, making use of container hulls generated for the Tiger I container style deserted in favour of a Henschel style.
In 1944, after alteration of the existing automobiles, they were renamed Elefant. The main German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger and the ordnance stock designation was Sd. Kfz. 184
In September 1943, all surviving Ferdinands were remembered to be changed based upon fight experience got in the Battle of Kursk. During October and November 1943, 48 of the 50 surviving lorries were modified by enhancement of a ball-mounted MG 34 in the hull front to counter infantry anti-tank dangers, a leader's cupola (changed from the conventional StuG III cupola) for enhanced vision, and also the application of Zimmerit paste. The improved cars were called Elefant, and this came to be the official name on May 1, 1944.
Potentially as a substitute before the Elefant adjustments were available for the original Ferdinand automobiles, a version of the rarely seen Krummlauf bent barrel upgrade for the Sturmgewehr 44 attack rifle was developed to permit staffs of Ferdinands to safeguard their vehicle without subjecting themselves.  Three Bergepanzer Tiger or Bergetiger armoured healing lorries were constructed in Autumn 1943 from Tiger models, as well as one battle-damaged Ferdinand not suitable for the Elefant adjustment was converted into a Rammpanzer Tiger or Rammtiger, an experimental innovation car."
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