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Ferdinand — Tier VIII German tank destroyer

Ferdinand

VIII
Cost
  • 2 570 000
  • 77 500
Succeeded by

Parameters

Compare tank's parameters with others from:
1400
HP
4 / 23
266.1m
View range
12 / 23
Firepower
Shell
2732
DPM
15 / 23
246
Penetration
11 / 23
460
Damage
3 / 23
180
Devices/crew damage
3 / 23
Burst damage
— / —
920
Velocity
17 / 23
2.03%
Penetration loss over distance
1 / 23
Explosion radius
— / —
2316
DPM
15 / 22
311
Penetration
8 / 22
390
Damage
4 / 22
180
Devices/crew damage
3 / 22
Burst damage
— / —
1150
Velocity
9 / 22
15.43%
Penetration loss over distance
12 / 14
Explosion radius
— / —
3563
DPM
16 / 23
65
Penetration
5 / 23
600
Damage
4 / 23
180
Devices/crew damage
3 / 23
Burst damage
— / —
920
Velocity
16 / 23
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
2.71
Explosion radius
6 / 23
DPM
— / —
Penetration
— / —
Damage
— / —
Devices/crew damage
— / —
Burst damage
— / —
Velocity
— / —
%
Penetration loss over distance
— / —
Explosion radius
— / —
128.0
Caliber
6 / 23
5.94
Rate of fire
16 / 23
10.10
Reload time
16 / 22
Magazine reload time
— / —
Time to load next shell
— / —
×
Magazine size
— / —
Time before next shell is ready
— / —
Gun handling
2.26
Base aim time
16 / 23
0.317
Dispersion
10 / 23
Dispersion factors
0.180
When moving
5 / 23
0.180
When rotating
5 / 23
0.120
When rotating turret
10 / 23
3.000
After shot
1 / 23
Gun angles
8°
Depression
6 / 23
14°
Elevation
19 / 23
15°/15°
Aiming arc (left / right)
9 / 23
31.59
Turret traverse speed
3 / 23
Mobility
66.67
Weight
3 / 23
Speed
30
Forward
17 / 23
10
Backward
19 / 23
Effective Power / Weight ratio
12.60
On hard terrain
16 / 23
9.24
On medium terrain
17 / 23
6.03
On soft terrain
19 / 23
Traverse speed
35.31
On hard terrain
13 / 23
25.89
On medium terrain
16 / 23
16.89
On soft terrain
17 / 23
6.42m×2.95m×2.32m
Size
11 / 23
Concealment
23.10%
While still
21 / 23
15.50%
While moving
21 / 23
9.04%
Upon firing while still
15 / 23
7.04%
Upon firing while moving
15 / 23
Spotting distance by enemy with view range of 290m
234.6m
While still
252.8m
While moving
268.3m
Upon firing while still
273.1m
Upon firing while moving

Armor profile

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Primary armor
  • 240–300
  • 180–240
  • 120–180
  • 60–120
  • 0–60
Spaced armor
  • 288–360
  • 216–288
  • 144–216
  • 72–144
  • 0–72
Weak
Strong
Chances of getting penetrated from 100m distance by average tank of given type:
  • — less than 30%
  • — between 30% and 70%
  • — more than 70%

Armor performance

Based on tank position, enemy tank type and shells
In battle vs:
Head on
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the side
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
From the back
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
AP
APP
HE
HEP
Historical Reference

Developed on the basis of the Porsche Tiger, with a total of 90 vehicles produced in April and May 1943. They first saw combat in the Battle of Kursk (Operation Citadel).