Turret Identification

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phil fitzpatrick
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Turret Identification

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:56 am

I came across a couple of interesting links for T34-85 Turret recognition
that may be of interest to T34 builders.
The first one has some good descriptions and little drawings
Its a bit contradictory or confusing :? with regards to the composite
castings where it refers to composite variants for types 1944,1945 and 1946
are shown in table 1.
But only one picture has a composite in the title,thats the one with the
verticle weld.
There are other pages with info and one with pictures of markings.

http://www.onthewaymodels.com/articles/ ... cation.htm

The other one is
http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles/ru ... /rpt34.htm.

If any of these links fail I googled "casting t34-85 turrets"to find them
Cheers
Phil

phil fitzpatrick
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Location: Sambourne uk

Re: Turret Identification

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:30 am

Mantlet Guards

A little question which I hope some one can answer.

The Duxford Museum Based T34 has a Mantlet guard to protect the
underside of the Mantlet as well as the top,and this is shaped and welded.
I havent seen any other photo's showing this guard present.

The Duxford T34 is a Polish Tank,would it be unique to that :?:
Cheers
Phil

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