Published on
January 11, 2023
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Base Kit
Any 1/72 scale Tiger (P), Ferdinand/Elefant Kit
Company: OKB Grigorov - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: OKB Grigorov - Website: Visit Site

About the Subject (from Wikipedia)

“The Ferdinand was intended to supplant previous light panzerjägers, such as the Marder II and Marder III, in the offensive role. A similar gun was used in the lightly armored Hornisse (later known as Nashorn) tank destroyer, built at the same time.

The Ferdinand/Elefant may have been the most successful mass produced tank destroyer employed during the war in kills per loss, reaching an average claimed ratio of approximately 10:1. During the Battle of Kursk, sPzJgrAbt 653 claimed to have knocked out 320 enemy tanks, for the loss of 13 Ferdinands. This impressive average ratio was due to its superior firepower and protection, which gave it an enormous advantage when used in head-on combat or a static defensive role (however note that claimed tank kills are well-proven to invariably greatly exceed actual kills, and different organizations have different standards of defining a 'kill'). However, poor mobility and mechanical unreliability greatly diminished its operational capability.

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)”


About the Item

These highly detailed resin versions of the tracks used on the Tiger (P), Ferdinand/Elefant tanks are meant as late version replacements for the kit supplied tracks, bringing a whole new level of detail to the model. The smallest of details have been faithfully recreated in these add-on parts.

There is light flash on the gray colored parts but the detail is crisp and cleanup with a sharp hobby knife is easy. The builder should test fit the tracks prior to assembly for the best experience.

Care should be taken when removing the parts from their mounts to avoid damage. Once removed from the casting blocks the tracks are flexible enough for assembly. Epoxy or C/A glue is required for assembly.

About the Supplier (From the OKB website)

“We are OKB Grigorov, scale model manufacturer based in BULGARIA. The business was established in 2003 year. Our main goal since then is to provide quality models and accessories with the maximum amount of details.”

These are nice pieces that will add detail and authenticity to your Tiger (P) kit.

Thanks to OKB Grigorov for supporting the IPMS Review Program and providing the review sample.


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