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Panzerjäger Tiger (P) Ferdinand

42.3k BoganBoganTheMan  24 days ago
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The Elefant (German for "elephant") was a heavy Jagdpanzer (tank destroyer) used by German Wehrmacht Panzerjäger during World War II. Ninety-one units were built in 1943 under the name Ferdinand, after its designer Ferdinand Porsche, using tank hulls produced for the Tiger I tank design abandoned in favour of a Henschel design.

In January to April 1944, Ferdinands received modifications and upgrades. They were renamed Elefant in May 1944. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger (P)[Note 1] and the ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 184.

                                                                         -wikipedia

Controls

opening the hatches : landing gear
locking the gun : 8
tank mouvement : VTOL+ yaw
gun movement: Trim + roll


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870 parts version

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Tank Challenge! [28 upvote prize]
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 11.9ft (3.6m)
  • Length 26.1ft (8.0m)
  • Height 9.7ft (3.0m)
  • Empty Weight 77,959lbs (35,361kg)
  • Loaded Weight 78,491lbs (35,603kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 29,168.4lbs/ft2 (142,412.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2.7ft2 (0.3m2)
  • Drag Points 64

Parts

  • Number of Parts 2119
  • Control Surfaces 0

Required Mods

  • Tracks 2 by MOPCKOE_DNISHE
    Version 0.81 (7/8/2019 6:07:15 PM)
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    Ehem, non modded IS-4 for Russian bias?

    10 days ago
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    Now this, this is an example of how the Germans never learned after their mistakes, they just couldnt scrap the elephant, even though it had a worse rate of break downs than the panther. (Great build btw)

    15 days ago
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    Could you build an unmodded low part count but still fairly detailed gun breech

    16 days ago
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    Can you please make an un moded Version @BoganBoganTheMan

    22 days ago
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    6,468 Roswell

    Amazingly Awesome!
    But I do have one problem with the gun, It's just doesn't have the kick of firing off a cannon that's my only complaint.
    Otherwise beautiful.

    22 days ago
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    Haha I like the tank starting on fire if you push the engine too far, thats some attention to detail.

    23 days ago
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    2,670 Timewolf

    I wonder how you make the recoil ? it is Cool but i donno how

    24 days ago
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    33.7k AdlerSteiner

    welcome to the reverse tracc klan

    24 days ago
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    Well, first off, I'd like to congratulate you for creating one of the most accurate replicas. It also looks very nice (although at the expense of part count and using a mod).

    Now, I admit I am nitpicky when it comes to quality control and I have rather high standards, so the following flaws I'm going to list range from nearly unnoticeable to pretty obvious.

    • First off, the acceleration is far too high for literally any tank in general. It takes about 4-5 seconds to get up to 30 kph which is crazy good, given the poor acceleration the real thing had. Also, the Ferdinand/Elefant had only 4 rear gears, so that means around 13-15 kph backward at most.

    • The recoil mechanism stops working once you go up a slope. I'm not sure if this is intentional or not. Either way, the recoil is... weird. The gun springs back into position way too slowly.

    • To be fairly honest, you could save up on parts on quite a few occasions. For instance, the engine grills use separate parts for each opening which is inefficient, to say the least. There is a cool little trick which uses hinge rotators as grills. Check out my latest build and get an idea about what I'm talking about.

    • Details on the roof are almost indistinguishable. It's not that much of a problem, but it is very aesthetically unpleasing. I suggest using a second, slightly darker color especially for this kind of details. It's currently the only way to fix it until they add some kind of ambient occlusion.

    • The internal compartment is slightly exposed.

    • This is more of a personal thing, but why are there no lights? You just covered up the lights and that's it. No one said you can't do it, but you just cut on some more functionality your build could've had.

    • The armoring is inconsistent. For instance, this middle plate has no modded health, whereas the other two do (the lower one has 80000 and the top one 20000).

    • Your tank is 30 tonnes lighter than the actual thing. Instead of 65 tonnes, it weighs 35.

    • Once again, not much of an issue and most likely almost no one even noticed it, but the gun and recoil are unsynchronized. Mainly because you're using wing guns instead of miniguns. I personally find it weird that miniguns are synchronized and wing guns are not but not much you can do. I don't know whether the developers intended for it to be like this.

    All in all, it's a very good replica, but that part count is nuts! The 870-part version does a good job of reducing it, but it could use some more part saving.

    +3 24 days ago
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    233k BogdanX

    clever design to simulate vehicle breakdown.
    @MOPCKOEDNISHE btw, as much as i hate using someone else work on my builds (I developed some custom tracks just to avoid using your mod), these tracks are amazing. I believe this mod should be "default" like other essential mods (FineTuner, Overload and DesignerSuite).
    One observation though. Just noticed the tracks don't use fuel to function. Not a big deal, since always a hidden car engine can be added with the same input as the tracks (car engine, not connected to anything, still eat fuel when activated)

    +4 24 days ago
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    Sexy

    24 days ago
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    4,835 Anio

    Super accurate

    24 days ago
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    5,840 Randomdoggo

    Can you make one with no mods pls

    +1 24 days ago
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    5,366 AceOfSpade

    “You want us to attack an Elefant?
    Jawhol.”

    24 days ago
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    14.1k X4JB

    Fricking boomer, your thumbnail is bad :p

    24 days ago
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    604 TOMJeb117

    Wish I could use it

    24 days ago
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    3,152 StallFlight

    ok booang

    24 days ago
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    26.7k CRJ900Pilot

    Very nice! I love the camouflage. I definitely have great competition

    24 days ago
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    13.1k Mattangi2

    you cracked your tank

    24 days ago
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    @BoganBoganTheMan god dmanitg

    24 days ago
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    @Destroyerz117 its tracks mod ree in reverse

    24 days ago
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    @BoganBoganTheMan is that codeword fur one em were wolfs?

    24 days ago
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    @Destroyerz117 i speak moons runes

    24 days ago
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    @BoganBoganTheMan the translation is honor stupid skcart?
    help

    24 days ago
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    @Destroyerz117 eer dom skcart

    24 days ago
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