In 1941 Henschel and Ferdinand Porsche both submitted designs for a new German Heavy Tank. The Henschel version proved superior and The Tiger Tank became what we know today. Porsche was so convinced he would receive the contract he had already began building 80 Porsche “Tiger”, so what to do with the Chassis stock. The result was the self-propelled gun, firstly the Ferdinand then later called the Elefant as seen here. The chassis utilised a petrol engine to power 2 giant electric motors that drove the rear sprockets, and mounting the formidable 88mm gun in a huge “box”. At 79 tons it was not successful, being very ponderous and not very manoeuvrable, fortunately the 1/6th version, like all our models far out performs the real one.




1/6 scale Elefant

46” long by 22” wide by 20” tall, 52” long with gun up to 95kgs. Prices from £3200. Email sales@mark-1-tank.co.uk for prices with options, detail level and 12v or 24v power.