Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT
Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT
Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT
Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT

Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT

(List of photos at bottom of page).

This is one of the world's last two surviving Elefant tanks. After the German Jagdtiger tank destroyer, this tank was the world's heaviest armored fighting vehicle ever produced. With a fixed turret and high velocity 88mm, it is strictly speaking a self-propelled anti-tank gun. This one survived Kursk and Italy. Note the added on hull machine gun. The armor plate is incredibly solid. There are several shots that hit the armored citadel, but never penetrated. Apparently this vehicle was disabled at the front left drive wheel, which is what knocked out the vehicle.




Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT. Note the front left drive wheel where it meets the hull. That's probably the shot that disabled the Elefant. 051



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT. Note same damage. 035



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 034



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 037



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 038



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 039



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 040



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 041



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 042



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 043



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 045



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 047



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 046



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 048



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 049



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 050



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT. Note how small M6 and the two Shermans appear in comparison to the Elefant. 052



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 598



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 599



Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Ferdinand/Elefant SPAT 600

Photos from US Army Ordnance Museum/Aberdeen Proving Grounds

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Please email me for high resolution photos for publication. US Army Ordnance Museum/Aberdeen Proving Grounds photo portfolio by Narayan Sengupta.

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