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Re: Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant/Ferdinand Panzerjšger Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2022, 03:25:38 AM »
Interest - I assume purely fictional:


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Re: Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant/Ferdinand Panzerjšger Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 04:31:12 AM »
Berge-Elefants aside (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6f/35/2d/6f352df211cc52dd92c7e7c3bb9b8ec4.jpg ), why not Sovietize it as a circa-1947 test bed?

Kremlin drawing - note the Soviet crew
https://warnet-asset.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/pictures/000/002/372/content/4-abdc7a640df0a22a7fa3f26b45411981.jpeg

Swap out the 88 for the 122 D-25 from the JS-3 and hang captured German 'Vampire' IR gear on the roof, along with a single barrel 14.5mm KPV.
https://www.super-hobby.com/products/122-mm-D-25-T-with-early-mantlet-muzzle.-Gun-for-IS-2.html

Or even a thought exercise for a 122mm autoloader http://ritastatusreport.blogspot.com/2015/03/autoloaded-is-3-short-history.html


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Instead of a gun, it could also have been rearmed with the AT-1 ATGMs https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3M6_Shmel as a test bed prior to the T-54 based IT-1 http://ftr.wot-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/171109_IT-1_02.jpg

Or it could have just been a late war German platform for two or three Panzerabwehrrakete X-7 Rotkšppchen.

Note that the factory for them wound up in the Soviet zone.
Only about 300 X-7 Rotkšppchen were completed; mass production was planned and had already started at the companies Ruhrstahlwerke in Brackwede and the Mechanische Werke in Neubrandenburg. Many almost finished weapons were captured by the allies.
https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2020/06/09/panzerabwehrrakete-x-7-rotkappchen/
 
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Re: Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant/Ferdinand Panzerjšger Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 07:44:34 AM »
I do have a half-built Elephant with the giant mortar from the SturmTiger fitted.  open rear superstructure so you can see the missile stowage.  Really must finish it ::)

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Re: Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant/Ferdinand Panzerjšger Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2022, 01:32:03 AM »
A crude drawing I did a while back:

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Re: Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant/Ferdinand Panzerjšger Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2022, 03:59:30 AM »
I do have a half-built Elephant with the giant mortar from the SturmTiger fitted.  open rear superstructure so you can see the missile stowage.  Really must finish it ::)
I do hope you finish that some time soon.  I had a similar idea for a PanzerHaubitze 2000 and the SturmTiger rocket gun replacing the 155mm gun barrel.  Decided to abandon the idea and gave the SturmTiger bits to General Zod years ago.  No telling what landfill the parts are hiding in now.   :(
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Re: Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant/Ferdinand Panzerjšger Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2022, 08:25:23 AM »
I do have a half-built Elephant with the giant mortar from the SturmTiger fitted.  open rear superstructure so you can see the missile stowage.  Really must finish it ::)
I do hope you finish that some time soon.  I had a similar idea for a PanzerHaubitze 2000 and the SturmTiger rocket gun replacing the 155mm gun barrel.  Decided to abandon the idea and gave the SturmTiger bits to General Zod years ago.  No telling what landfill the parts are hiding in now.   :(

Its just one of 20 kits I started but am trying to finish at present.