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Published: 09/10/2023 | Last Updated on 09/10/2023
A Panzerjäger Ferdinand and a column of Sdkfz 9 (Famo) half tracks deeply stuck in the mud on the Eastern Front.
Did you know?
Towing the Ferdinand posed quite a challenge due to its immense weight. Back then, the German army relied on the Bergepanzer IV as its standard armored recovery vehicle. This variant of the Panzer IV was designed to handle the towing of a single Panzer IV on its own. However, it fell short when it came to larger vehicles. For instance, it took three Bergepanzer IVs to tow a hefty Tiger I heavy tank, but when it came to the Ferdinand, a whopping five of them had to be linked together in tandem to successfully remove the vehicle from the battlefield.
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