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The Elefant Limited Edition Armortek Kit launched

Post by Armortek » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Its official, today at Tankfest we launched our latest limited edition model - The Elefant.

Shipping expected from September 2017.

Visit http://www.armortek.co.uk/elefant-tank/ to learn more.
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Re: The Elefant Limited Edition Armortek Kit launched

Post by Gerhard Michel » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:33 pm

A very nice model, but -sorry- did you see the little printing error in the offer page? :wink:

'Available for pre-order now and shipping from September 2016, this 1/6th scale metal model kit is........'
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Post by Russ Clark » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:17 pm

Did not notice 2016, hope they meant 2017 because I paid the preorder at full price

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Post by Phil Markham » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:06 pm

How many kits is the batch run limited too?

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Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:40 pm

Phil Markham wrote:How many kits is the batch run limited too?
If it is to be realistic, I think the figure should be 48 :lol:

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Post by bryanrmassie » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi Folks

I think the actual number produced was 91 in the end, this is the later one with the MG and mostly thrown into the Italian campaign. I have my order in anyway !!!

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Post by Steve Norris » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:13 pm

91 Ferdinands, sent to Russian, the remains of which were rebuilt as 48 Elefants.
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Post by David Brady » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi,

I think I heard limited run of 75!

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Post by mark lawson » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:22 pm

bryanrmassie wrote:Hi Folks

I think the actual number produced was 91 in the end, this is the later one with the MG and mostly thrown into the Italian campaign. I have my order in anyway !!!

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Only 1 of the 3 remaining Elefant companies went to Italy the other 2 companies stayed in Russian until sometime in 1944 when Schwere Panzerjager Abteilung 653 changed to Jagdtiger its rumoured that the remaining 3 Elefant served in the defence of Berlin
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:34 pm

I wonder how this beast will sound with the gas/electric drive system motion pack (simulated of course) 2x v12 HL120s, powering a generator running x2 electric motors? Could be interesting. :)
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Post by simon_manning » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:27 pm

an impressive model and a great choice of kit, would i like one, seeing at the show, yes is the answer, regards simon manning.

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Post by Tim Page » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:57 pm

Phil Woollard wrote:I wonder how this beast will sound with the gas/electric drive system motion pack (simulated of course) 2x v12 HL120s, powering a generator running x2 electric motors? Could be interesting. :)

I am wondering what they will do for the sound. I am sure it would have been quite unique and not possible to record now from an original.

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Post by Gerhard Michel » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:45 pm

I wonder whether or not the gas motor rpms followed the electric motor rpms and vice versa. Maybe the gas motor rpms could be held at full speed to have power enough for the electric system when sudden moves were needed?

This autumn (in 2017!) I spoke to a guy who was still driving Pz IV, Tiger and Kingtiger himself in 1944 / 45 in a tank maintenance department near Berlin. They also got an Elephant, and this guy spoke of a "very strange sound; unsynchronized with the movements". But he saw this beast only from the out side.......
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Re: The Elefant Limited Edition Armortek Kit launched

Post by Mark Heaps » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:51 pm

David Brady wrote:Hi,

I think I heard limited run of 75!

Thanks
Is that lucky dip ? 48 owners get one with the hull MG, 27 do not ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:59 pm

Gerhard, that's a fascinating tale and just ads to the mystique :D regards Phil :D
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