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Elefant

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The Elefant (German for “elephant”) was a Schwerer Panzerjäger (German: “heavy tank-hunter”)—a tank destroyer—of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. It was built in small numbers in 1943 under the name Ferdinand after its designer Ferdinand Porsche, using tank hulls that had been produced for a cancelled German heavy tank design.

In 1944, after modification of the existing vehicles, they were renamed Elefant. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger (P) and the ordnance inventory designation was Sd. Kfz. 184.

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Product Description

Type Heavy tank destroyer
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Production history
Designer Ferdinand Porsche
Designed 1942–1943
Manufacturer Porsche GmbH
Produced March–May 1943
(modification into Elefant October–November 1943)
Number built 91
Specifications
Weight 65 tonnes (143,000 lb)
Length 8.14 m (26 ft 8 in) with gun
Width 3.38 m (11 ft 1 in)
Height 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)
Crew 6 (driver, radio-operator, commander, gunner, two loaders)

Armor 200 mm (7.87 in) maximum
Main
armament
8.8 cm Pak 43/2 L/71, also known as StuK 43/1
Secondary
armament
7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun (Elefant only)
Engine 2 × Maybach HL 120 petrol
600 PS (592 hp, 442 kW)
Power/weight 9.23 PS/tonne
Suspension longitudinal torsion-bar
Operational
range
150 km (93 mi) road
90 km (56 mi) cross-country
Speed 30 kilometres per hour (19 mph)

 

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