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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Jagdpanther questions #2
Chief
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 11:37 PM UTC
When would a jagdpanther, if ever, be seen without zimmerit ie. Early war Russia or late war Russia/Western front? Also on the Italeri kit, the suspension arms, the ones on the left side sweep forward and the ones on the right sweep aft, is this correct? I suppose this lets you all know just how much I know about German Armor. Thanks for the previous responses.
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 11:42 PM UTC
Yes the arms are right, something about how a torsion bar suspension works..

and yes late war ( Post Oct44) models, some with flame dampening exhausts, 2 part barrel, crew heater , single drivers front hull scope were seen unzimmeretted.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 01:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the reply. One last question, what does the crew heater look like and where was it located?
ukgeoff
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 03:19 AM UTC
The "crew heater" was in fact an enlarged engine fan cover


which housed an extra duct into the engine bay.
Chief
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 04:06 AM UTC
Thanks UK. I don't have to make on it comes with the kit. Cheers!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 06:26 AM UTC
Hi Chief!!

I see you're getting started on a big cat!

Let us know how it goes!

Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 07:31 PM UTC
here is a little eyecandy for you http://www.kithobbyist.com/AFVInteriors/jagpan/jp1.html (:-)
Chief
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 12:48 AM UTC
Jeff,

Your Killing Me!!!
Chief
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 02:06 AM UTC
Ok, Problem #3, the kit has a late barrel, but early rubber wheels. What the heck do I do now? .... An early Jagdpanther with no Zimmerit? I don't feel like trying to putty/texture this thing due to time constraints, somebody throw me a bone please!
salt6
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 03:30 AM UTC
Rubber is ok, only a few panthers had steel wheels. The only differences were the number of rim bolts on the rubber wheels.
Chief
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 04:52 AM UTC
Whew!!!!!!! I guess I need to quit "sweating the load"! I forgot that the model only has to please me and not anybody else, so what the heck. Thanks everybody for the inputs.
sgtreef
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 08:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Whew!!!!!!! I guess I need to quit "sweating the load"! I forgot that the model only has to please me and not anybody else, so what the heck. Thanks everybody for the inputs.



Hey Hey (:-) (:-) (:-)
BlueBear
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 12:54 PM UTC

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Jeff,

Your Killing Me!!!



It only gets better Chief, remember finding your way around first time on a carrier? (I never did find Connie's bowling ally!)
Chief
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 02:00 AM UTC
BlueBear,

Same here, got lost trying to find the Big E's swimming pool!LOL