COBI KFZ 184 Ferdinand (2583)
New for Fall/Winter 2023, the COBI KFZ 184 Ferdinand (2583) features 1261 Lego compatible parts and features a detailed interior. The COBI Ferdinand is part of COBI’s 1:28th scale series and is quite large.
Also consider the COBI Elefant version here.
The COBI Panzerjäger Sd.Kfz. 184 Ferdinand (see our Elefant version here) set is made in Europe using the same materials as LEGO and is a perfect display piece that will impress WWII history buffs. The set features pad printing so no messy stickers are needed.
How big is the COBI KFZ 184 Ferdinand Tank (2582)?
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Panzerjäger KFZ 184 Ferdinand (Sd.Kfz. 184) History:
Following the cancelation of the Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s VK45.01(P) heavy tank project, the Germans were left with 100 built chassis, including several completed tanks. As these represented a huge material, financial, and time investment, a solution for reusing these in some way had to be found. One solution was to modify them as self-propelled anti-tank vehicles, which the Germans ultimately did. The majority of Dr. Porsche’s VK45.01(P) heavy tank chassis would be rebuilt for this purpose. These would be armed with the powerful 88 mm L/71 gun and protected with 200 mm of frontal armor, making them formidable adversaries on the battlefield at that time. Despite the small numbers built, these would see extensive combat use during the war, where their effectiveness was plagued with many mechanical and logistical problems.
For more information on the real tank that inspired the COBI KFZ 184 Ferdinand tank, please visit the Tank Encyclopedia here. They feature images of the real tank during WWII.