653. schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung (elements of)

I’ve just finished these three vehicles: a Dragon Tiger (P), Dragon Bergtiger (P) and a Fujimi Elephant. They represent vehicles from Heavy Anti Tank Battalion 653 which fought on the Eastern Front. During the campaign in Poland in 1944 they fielded several unusual vehicles, on of which is the only Tiger (P) to see service in WW2. They also used a quad 20mm FLAK on a T34 chassis (I’ve the MMS kit of it yet to build) and a few other conversions that I’ll work on in the future (conversion of bergpanthers). I’m a fan of wacky vehicles so it is nice to field a historically accurate unit. For more info see here:


and this book:




One comment on “653. schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung (elements of)

  1. The Combat History of Schwerr Panzerjager Abteilung 654 by Karlheinz Munch is also of interest. The 653 converted to Jagdtiger. The 654 converted to Jagdpanther with one company committed in Normandy. The books I have are translated by J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc. in Canada. Much of their works have been reissued by Schiffer Publishing.

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