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1/35 Military Miniature Series No.325
German Heavy Tank Destroyer Elefant
Item No:35325

Length: 236mm. Image shows assembled and painted model.

Elefant Defense
The German heavy tank destroyer Elefant was armed with a powerful 8.8cm L/71 gun which could knock out T-34 tanks at a distance of 2,000m, protected by armor up to 200mm thick, and equipped with advanced features such as a hybrid drivetrain. It had its roots in the Porsche-designed Ferdinand, which was first deployed into combat during the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The lessons learned from that battle resulted in modifications including the addition of a commander's cupola, a machine gun for infantry defense, and better tracks and the enhanced vehicle received the new designation Elefant in February 1944. Elefants were deployed to Italy and the Eastern Front, where they continued to defend against Allied forces until the final skirmishes of the war.

About the Model
★Length: 236mm, Width: 97mm ★The imposing form of the Elefant, including its 8.8cm gun and large fighting compartment, has been accurately reproduced based on a thorough study of an actual museum example. ★One-piece fighting compartment is made via slide molding technique. ★The main gun, engine grilles, and detailed suspension are designed to ensure easy assembly. ★The tracks feature one-piece straight sections with realistic sag effect. ★Kit comes with commander, loader, and driver torso figures. ★3 marking options included to depict vehicles deployed to the Italian and Eastern fronts.

Packaging


■The Elefant's imposing form is faithfully depicted thanks to thorough research of an actual example at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

■Accurately reproduced engine grilles and hull machine gun position.

■Features detailed bolt-on frontal armor. Driver torso figure adds to the model's presence.


■Commander and loader torso figures are also included. Commander's cupola is one of the key features of the Elefant.

■Slide-molded one-piece fighting compartment contributes to ease of assembly.

■Tracks are also engineered for easy assembly.



No.102, 1st Co., 653rd Heavy Anti-Tank Bn., Italy, May 1944

■Painting the Elefant
The following Tamiya colors are perfect for reproducing the 3-tone camouflage which was applied onto late-WWII German vehicles. The model shown in the images above features a Red Brown and Dark Green camouflage pattern on a Dark Yellow base coat.

Tamiya Color Spray Paints (Item No.) Acrylic Paints (Item No.) Enamel Paints (Item No.)
Red Brown TS-1 (85001) XF-64 (81764) XF-64 (80364)
Dark Green TS-2 (85002) XF-61 (81761) XF-61 (80361)
Dark Yellow TS-3 (85003) XF-60 (81760) XF-60 (80360)

■Tamiya Color paints for painting details and figures.

Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
(Item No.)
Enamel Paints
(Item No.)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
(Item No.)
Enamel Paints
(Item No.)
X-5 Green 81505 80005
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010
XF-56 Metallic Gray 81756 80356
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011
XF-63 German Gray 81763 80363
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301
XF-65 Field Gray 81765 80365

■Tamiya Craft Tools required for assembling the model.
Item 74051 Fine Pin Vise S
Item 74095 Drill Bit (1.0mm)

■For achieving an even more realistic appearance.
Item 87131-87133 Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray)

■Display Case
Item 73007 Display Case F (350×160×140mm)

The information on this page is current as of June 28, 2012. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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