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Steve Edwards <sedwards-at-awger.net>
Re: Fwd: Elefant Suspension [TANKS]
Sun, 30 Jul 2006 18:09:48 -0400
Frank Pittelli wrote:
> Can anyone help Leandro from Brazil to find pictures of the Elefant
> Frank P.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: help...............
> Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 20:19:00 -0400
> From: leandro <aguia_deprata-at-yahoo.com.br>
> To: frankt
> I am building a sdkfz 184 with 1 meter in length, I am with
> he/she doubts in the construction of the suspension of the sdkfz184, you
> know where I find the pictures of the suspension so that I can have an
> idea and to build a suspension system for my model.
> leandro - brasil
Google found this: http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/7898/elefant.htm
The Ferdinand / Elefant was derived from the Tiger (P), aka Typ 101
(Porsche prototype for the Pzkpfw.VI, had a hybrid gas-electric drive
system and "drooping" fenders). It had an *external* torsion bar
suspension. Road wheels were paired, and each pair shared a torsion bar.
I don't know what it looks like, but I'd guess it's a cross between
the Pzkpfw.IV (double-bogie with external leaf spring) and Tiger Ausf.E
(internal torsion bar).
Great pictures of the Tiger Ausf.E suspension can be found here:
I have pictures of the Pzkpfw.IV here:
I'll try to remember to take pictures of the Elefant the next time I'm
- Steve "but I have to paint my daughter's bedroom first" Edwards