Image: Elefant (War Thunder)
YearApril 1943
Vehicle TypeHeavy Tank Destroyer
Origin & DesignerGermany/Nibelungwerke
Numbers Produced90
Crew6 (Commander, Gunner, 2 x Loaders, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament1 x 88mm L/71 KwK 43 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-8° to +14°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse28°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightSfl.ZF1a/Rblf 36
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Hull / Late Models Only)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried50 x 88mm & 1.200 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight65.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.48m
Fording Depth1.0m
Trench Crossing2.64m
Obstacle Clearance0.78m
Climbing Ability30°
ArmourHull Front: 100mm
Hull Sides: 80mm
Hull Rear: 80mm
Hull Top: 30mm
Hull Bottom: 30mm
Gun Compartment: Gun Mantle: 100mm
Front: 200mm
Sides: 80mm
Rear: 80mm
Top: 30mm
EngineTwin Maybach HL 120 TRM
Transmission3 Forward & 3 Reverse
Maximum Road Range250m
Maximum Cross Country Range100 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed55 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed30 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
NotesThe Elephant was a heavy tank destroyer built on the chassis produced by Porsche. It was armed with the 88mm PaK 43/2 gun in a heavily armoured citadel. The Ferdinand was first used at the battle of Kursk were it suffered from poor vision for the crew and the lack of a machine gun for close order defense. The surviving vehicles were withdrawn and modified by adding a cupola and hull mounted machine gun. The armour was improved as was the tracks. These modified vehicles were re-named Elephant and served out the war on the eastern and Italian fronts.