Price: 10,50 EUR Ref: TRUM-07205 Manufacturer: Trumpeter Family: AFV 1/72 Approximate weight: 0.18 kg - 0.41 lb Description: Sd.Kfz.184 Ferdinand
The design evolved from cruder, improvised designs of 1941-42, as well as the later, but still defective, Marder designs. The chassis was created from the 90 Porsche Tiger I models already built with new tracks and an all-steel wheel arrangement. Suspension consisted of six twin bogies with longitudinal torsion bars. The engines were placed in the middle of the hull to give room for the armament at the rear in a simple box structure on top of this chassis. The engines drove electric generators, which in turn powered electric motors connected to the rear sprockets. The driver and radio operator were in a separate compartment at the front.