Ferdinand tank aces pdf

The elefant german for elephant was a heavy jagdpanzer tank destroyer used by german wehrmacht panzerjager during world war ii. For other countries see list of world war ii aces by country. It hade no defensive capability at close range, and its 34. The incomplete list of soviet tank aces over 200 names of the heroes scored with 5 to 52 kills. Instead of choosing a warlord trait, you can select a tank ace ability to apply to one of your eligible astra militarum vehicles. Ninetyone 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. A company command tiger p late tank does not get tiger ace skills.

At first, it was propelled by a pair of engines placed in the middle of the hull. German tank maintenance in world war ii will be of interest to persons who want to compare the united states and german systems of tank maintenance. With the same drama and attention to detail that made panzer aces 9780811731737 and panzer aces ii 9780811731751 such thrilling reads, franz kurowski tells the stories of more german armored officers during world war ii. Less known, if at all, are the names of the soviet tankers, which bravely fought and mostly died in heavy but unknown battles of the war. Ace of aces is a title accorded to the top active ace within a branch of service in a nations military in time of war.

In comparison, panzer aces ii has 486 pages describing the entire career and detailed engagements of just six soldiers. The german jagdtiger was by all means, the ultimate operational german tank hunter of ww2, and largest tank of the war. But the great majority of these wins were achieved either in our combat or in one day. Aug 09, 2015 the moment tiger came, tank aces emerged. I found a list of german tank aces on wikipedia, where number 2 was given as martin schroif and not otto carius. German tank commanders of wwii epub adobe drm can be read on any device that can open epub. It entered service in 1944 during the later stages of the war on the eastern and western fronts. The highly skilled crews of germany already had great numbers against the poorly trained russian crews, but now they had a weapon that could destroy enemies from 2. In january 1944 the ferdinand tankhunters of the 653.

Sdkfz 184 panzerjager tiger p ferdinand elephant heavy tank destroyer htd tracked support vehicle the limited production sdkfz 184 appeared under the name of ferdinand in 1943 before hitler himself had the name changed to elephant in 1944. Tank aces company sheet throughout the campaign, track your ace s kills on the tank barrel below by filling in the white lines. Allied tank aces as we all noticed the stories of german tank aces became widely known to the public. Ace response grew out of a partnership between prevent child abuse america and the university at albany suny school of social welfare. T34 manual russian language t26 manual big pdf file french armor polish armor. A bosnian separatist murdered the archduke francis ferdinand of. This is the story of the largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of world war ii. Kurt knispel is considered to be the worlds greatest tank ace. In january 1945 the m4 sherman tank became embroiled in bitter. Schwere panzerjager abteilungs were sent to austria for.

Tank does not have a tiger ace skill and is not equipped. I am gathering information about the soviet tank aces in the world war ii. Germanys elefant ferdinand heavy tank destroyer was an excellent tank when it came to destroying other tanks at long range, but it wasnt very useful as an assault gun. German tanks, tank destroyers and assault guns in world war ii. No one shell penetrated thick ferdinand armor but ferdinands ammo detonated and it blew up from inside. One of my favorites is the actual highest scoring tank ace, yet less known than carius or wittmann, and that is kurt knispel. This study explores the technical development and combat deployment of this remarkable vehicle, from its. In january 1944 the ferdinand tank hunters of the 653. In recognition of his gallantry and unmatched battlefield leadership, he was awarded the knights cross of the iron cross with oak leaves, known in germany as ritterkreuz des eisernen kreuzes mit eichenlaub. And these 5, 7 or 10 wins were achieved mainly over tigers or panthers. Tank aces like carius, knispel and wittmann usually were tank soldiers who fought the war from the beginning. History of the elefant tank destroyer dday overlord. The ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91 examples were built, they took a savage toll of soviet armour in the battle of kursk and subsequent operations on the eastern front. Six riveting, gritty accounts of some of the greatest german tank comman.

The ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91. Ferdinand porsche, hitlers favorite designer and the inventor of. War thunder tanks ferdinand sniper double tank ace. German tank aces of world war ii some names, backgrounds, stories and discussion hey there. Augmented by photos, kurowskis work is more that of an avid enthusiast rather than a trained historian. One of my favorites is the actual highest scoring tank.

Tank aces of wwii historical discussion war thunder. German tank maintenance united states army center of. It was produced in 1943 by mounting an 88mm pak 432 anti tank gun onto the chassis of all available porsche tiger prototypes as. Average hp, good dpm, penetration 246, damage 460, reload time. According to forths book, pool credited, together with his gunner cpl willis oller 258 enemy armoured vehicles during the fighting in europe. What are some examples of tank aces that commands a tank.

T34 manual russian language t 26 manual big pdf file french armor polish armor. May 14, 2004 in the above list of the russian tank aces at the first glance one could say that many of tank aces have 5,7,10 wins that does not look impressive. Ferdinand was designed on the basis of the chassis of the tiger p prototype tank which was not taken for production and ferdinand porsches construction known also as vk 4501p the p letter stood for porsches construction. Aminev ba10, 8th armoured brigade destroyed 4 japanese tanks on 4th jule 1939. Allied tank aces aircraft of world war ii ww2aircraft. On internet discussion forums as well as in some books, there is a tendency to attribute very high number of kills to german tank units, as well as very high kill ratios. German tank aces of world war ii weapons and warfare. Leveraging the best available evidence pdf icon 4 mb, 40 pages this is a resource to help states and communities leverage the best available evidence to prevent aces from happening in the first place as well as lessen harms when aces do occur.

When the tiger project was first announced in may 1941, porsche did not take long to submit a very personal and original design, at first as a blueprint, then ordered as the prototype vk 45. Six riveting, gritty accounts of some of the greatest german tank commanders, including michael wittmann, hans bolter, hermann bix, and others timelines mark the milestones of each officers career with speed, violence, and deadly power, heavily armored tanks spearheaded the german blitzkrieg that stormed across europe in 1939. Top allied tank ace of wwii finescale modeler essential. Luckily, sitting on my shelf like a queen was a halffinished 5 dragon ferdinand tank destroyer. Sep 7, 2019 after operation typhoon germany lost the war in russia every month the russian produced more and more tanks,many german young tank. Most of the tank aces of world war ii were simply lucky enough to have an invulnerable tank with a powerful gun. Mar 15, 2020 im hoping the question is open to all the branches of the military and referring to the i see the individual target and then killed the target kind of kill. Sdkfz 184 panzerjager tiger p ferdinand elephant heavy. Well, i was looking at the wiki page on the sherman firefly, when i came across this tidbit of info. During kursk battle of 1943 was registered case when unkwown crew of the soviet t70m light tank, 45mm gun tank outflanked german ferdinand and with six shots destroyed a ferdinand.

Ferdinand was designed on the basis of the chassis of the tiger p prototype tank which was not taken for production and ferdinand porsches construction known also as vk 4501 p the p letter stood for porsches. He has also written that the considerable attention paid to german tank aces in recent years obscures the fact that they were an exception to the rule and that most of the anonymous young german tankers in late. Some data about the tank forces of the decisive ww2. German tank aces of world war ii some names, backgrounds. See more ideas about tank destroyer, ww2 tanks and tiger tank.

This is a list of flying aces in world war ii from austria. In tank ace reloaded you command a world war ii tank charging to occupy the enemy capitol. By its paper characteristics, it was not only invincible, but also capable to knockout any soviet or allied tank or armored vehicle deployed, at a comfortable distance. Here is a list of panzer aces posted by david c clarke over in the feldgrau forum. Jul 07, 2003 according to my resources, a book called tank aces written by george forty, there was an american tanker called lafayette pool. He was the highest scoring tank ace of the allies during world war ii. Porsche tiger ps were converted to ferdinand panzerjager tank destroyer. This page details the development and operational history of the sdkfz 184 panzerjager tiger p ferdinand elephant heavy tank destroyer htd tracked support vehicle including technical specifications and pictures. Henschel was working on a vk3601 h project when the order was received for new heavy tank design on may 1941. Till 7th july he destroyed 2 tanks more, and also 2 guns and 2 armoured cars. The ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91 examples were built, they took a. The german war hero had 168 confirmed and 195 unconfirmed kills in world war ii.

One of the most respected and successful german tank aces, otto carius, who destroyed more than 150 tanks, died on 24 th january 2015, at the age of 92. May 11, 2009 from the best tank commander thread by lucky, there was talk of allied tank aces. The official german designation was panzerjager tiger p or sd. During the development of the two models of the tiger tank, one by porsche and henschel each, hitler had excitedly demanded a turret design, which was big enough to install the new 8. Almost all aspects of their achivements were discussed, theres a lot of webpages and articles about them on the net.

Many of nicholls kills were against the lighter armoured vehicles of the italian army but he also was successful against the panzers of the africa korps and german army in italy. Germany 1942 heavy tank hunter 91 built background. For each set of five kills, your ace gains 3 xp points. Ferdinand and elefant tank destroyer osprey publishing.

Tiger stuck in the mud recovery training tiger ii, mg 34, ferdinand. This was my 1st game in the rebought ferdinand tier 8 german tank destroyer, i tank i loved playing developed on the basis of the porsche tiger, with a total of 90 vehicles produced in april. When liquid is pumped out of the tank or vapors in the tank condense, the pressure in the tank decreases. From the best tank commander thread by lucky, there was talk of allied tank aces. After spending quite some time here and readinghearingwatching what other international sources had to say about tanks and tankers in world war ii, i found the topic of tank aces both interesting and not as well known nor researched. Germanys elefantferdinand heavy tank destroyer was an excellent tank when it came to destroying other tanks at long range, but it wasnt very useful as an assault gun. This is especially true for the lists of german tank aces and the independent tiger battalions. To make the title tank aces of ww2 and not german tank aces justified, here the highest scoring allied ace. Extensively researched, these gripping accounts follow panzer crews into some of the bloodiest engagements of the. Ferdinand tier viii german tank destroyer blitz hangar.

Dit verhoogt het koppel, iets wat erg nuttig is bij een zware tank. Tiger tank ace otto carius chapter is 22 pages in length, a mere fraction of his life story in comparison to his book titled tigers in the mud. Pool july 23, 1919 may 30, 1991 was an american tankcrew and tankplatoon commander in world war ii and is widely recognized as the us tank ace of aces, credited with 12 confirmed tank kills and 258 total armoured vehicle and selfpropelled gun kills. When tank pressure is less than the valve set pressure, spring force moves the. These are in addition to any xp points earned regularly in your games. The vehicles were modified with a hull machinegun, a commanders cupola and improved engine gratings. Despite the fact the powerplant was completely overhauled, the ventilation. The tiger 1 belonging to tank ace otto carius operating with the schwere abteilung 502 mg. Who we are adverse childhood experiences, aces, ace. Livre livre tiger tank manual model david fletcher english. Give tanks to the emperor, for youll soon be able to make your armoured behemoth of choice even better. Tank pressure is sensed by the large actuator diaphragm.

The ferdinand was optimized for destroying soviet t34 tanks and 76. Panzer i, panzer ii, tiger, panther, stug iii, jagdpanther, marder, jagdtiger, panzer iv, panzer 35t. Despite this, the fireflies increased firepower was much valued by british and commonwealth tankers, and. Alternatively or in addition if you want to include two tank aces you can spend a single. Ver mas ideas sobre guerra mundial, soldados y tanques. German tanks and tank destroyers in ww2 world war photos. The vk3601 h was designed to carry the 75mm kwk 42 l70 tapered bore gun and before the new order was given, henschel did not intend to mount the 88mm gun. The poles killed 15 german tanks, and german at guns killed polish tanks. Consistent with the mission of the ace think tank and action team new york, this website seeks to raise awareness of adverse childhood experiences aces and mobilize comprehensive responses to them across the lifespan in order to prevent aces and their. By all standards, the ferdinand was a beast, even heavier and longer than the tiger, coming in at 65 tons after receiving additional armor, six more metric tons than the original tiger p.

Jagdtiger tank encyclopedia, the first online tank museum. Ace tanker ferdinand 4 kills 3803 damage on lakeville. This could not be implemented and so it was decided on 22 september 1942 to develop an assault. German tank commanders of world war ii franz kurowski. Six riveting, gritty accounts of some of the greatest german tank commanders, including michael wittmann, hans bolter, hermann bix, and others timelines mark the. Ferdinand painting, color modulation style by mike rinaldi. Ninetyone 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. Throughout the campaign, track your aces kills on the tank barrel below by filling in the white lines.

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