Friday, October 16, 2015


The first Tiger 1 tanks were on the Elephant chassis, or what became the Elephant chassis.

But Porsche lost the contract for a heavy tank and the new chassis became the production version.

This Panther has the 150mm gun, for bunker busting and infantry support.

I got this in a used collection in bad shape.  I added the weapons and accessories and made it into a rather good Tiger II armored recovery vehicle.

None were ever made, the Panther was lighter and used the same engine so this would have been a poor choice.  Still, it's a better tow truck than a tank, it could hold a large winch, and if a Tiger II had not turret due to enemy action, it would be a reasonable field conversion.

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