Monday 19 November 2018

Tiger (P)

Ferdinand Porsche's submission for the chassis of the tank which later came to be known as the Tiger was not successful in that respect, but the chassis was used for the Ferdinand 88mm heavy tank destroyer. Just one saw service in the gun-tank configuration, and it was used as the command vehicle for a company of Ferdinands in Russia. It was lost in 1944.

This 1:100 scale model is 3d printed, and I've photographed it with a Zvezda Ferdinand in the background. I don't know exactly what markings the original had, so I've just given it some generic command-ish markings.


I'm informed that the tank was this one, Panzerbefehlswagen VI(P), turret number 003, commanded by Hauptmann Grillenberg, Eastern Front, Early/Mid 1944.

So I might have to re-paint the turret numbers. Dang.

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