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"Captured enemy vehicles

Ferdinand SPG

Characteristics: 88 mm gun with an elongated barrel on the Tiger tank chassis, immobile armoured turret. Mass: 67-70 tons. Chassis: width 3.5 meters, length (with gun) 10 meters. Top speed: 20 kph, average speed: 10-15 kph.

The gun is installed in a ball mount in the front plate of the fighting compartment. Fire can be direct only. Crew of 6: driver, radio operator, gun commander, gunner, two loaders. The vehicle has 6 hatches: two in the front, three in the turret on the roof (one with a periscope), and a reserve one in the sloped rear plate. Tracks are 84 cm wide. The vehicle is 3 meters 20 cm tall. Road wheel diameter is 80 cm.

Armour: turret and front hull: 20 cm, sides: 8 cm, rear: 8 cm, roof: 4 cm. Equipped with two Maybach XII 120 TRM engines (800 hp). Two fuel tanks, 1100 L capacity. Range: 100 km.

Drawbacks:
  • Low speed
  • Weak engine
  • The track is unreliable (slips off often)
  • Restricted vision to the left and right
  • No observation slits
  • Catches fire easily
  • Can be defeated by artillery of all calibers, anti-tank rifles, anti-tank grenades, and incendiary fluid."

Via Valeriy Lisyutin

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