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Panther Question.

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Hi Guys.

I have a question, and hope that the brains here can help.

 

I'm planning a panther build, and interested in having a stripped down hull. The plan is for a field maintenance type scene, 

Anyone know the minimum amount of road wheels that could be used the move a panther hull. Or if a trolley of some sort could be used. 

It could be a case of just dragging the wheel-less hull with some sort of winch equipped vehicle, but not certain.

 

Any help gratefully accepted.

Paul

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I think the outer row could be removed, Google strabokran  it might throw up some pics of service area's. 

Big plans for a interior kit?

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Question, if the Panther is already at a maintenance point, why would it require further moving? 

As far as worn rubber goes,  I have read the outer wheels and the rear set always wore out faster.  The lifespan of the remaining rubbers I'm unsure.

 

Couple more photos:

 

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Hi guys, thanks for the responses.

 

The build idea is for a panther that's had anything useful (engine, transmission, turret, etc) removed.  From what I've read, spares were in short supply, so a backlog of repairs to various vehicles would occur.

I'm guessing that some tanks (the most damaged/broken) would be stripped right down to gain spare parts, allowing multiple others to return to the front.

Eventually, if I'm thinking correctly, you would have a lump of armour left, which would be stored until replacement parts arrived, or scrapped.

 

19 hours ago, Bozothenutter said:

I think the outer row could be removed, Google strabokran  it might throw up some pics of service area's. 

Big plans for a interior kit?

It's going to be quite large when (if) finished

Funnily enough, the strabokran is part of the scene, and is going to have a turret hanging from it.

 

Interior kit's, Ausf D and Bergpanther from Takom. The early/mid kit is going to be the stripped down hull.

I have the Ausf D late for a complete vehicle, as I love zimm.

Dunno if Bergs going to be removing kit from hull, or towing it at the moment.

 

 

I found this chaps flickr very useful, lots of images for many vehicles:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130556552@N02/albums

 

It's going to take a while to complete, but hopefully I can do it.

 

Cheers 

Paul

 

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Sounds ambitious, and ideally it would be nice to have photo proof of what you have planned - but only if historical accuracy is of importance. 

 

The other thing to rely on is logic,  I mean this donor Panther that has been 'cannibalized', there must be an indication of why it found it's way to the maintenance facility - perhaps a damaged hull?  Otherwise, you have a perfectly healthy tank that has been picked apart.

 

regards,

Jack

 

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A couple of 17pdr holes in the turret/hull should suffice.

 

John.

 

 

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