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Post by Stewart Ashton » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:52 pm

The four cable drums attached to the mudguards,

Am I to assume that these were for electrical communication
cables. ie. telephone.

Or something else?

regards Stewart

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:21 pm

Hi Stewart, I think the cables were used for data transmission between linked 88s and the predictor, when used in an anti aircraft set-up.
but I might be wrong
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Jeff

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Post by Stewart Ashton » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:59 pm

Hi Jeff
I have searched for ages and I agree that the cables are for
linking batteries of guns to a control tower or predictor unit
whether fixed or mobile.

There are some interesting photos and drawings of the gun at
http://www.afrikakorps.org/dreaded88.htm

I wonder if anyone does decals at this scale and or number plates
for German vehicles?

My kit is about 90% complete but I have no idea how to post
pictures here?

My father was an artificer WOII in the 8th army and during the desert
campaign his unit used to recover damaged and broken down vehicles
from both sides.

88s were one of his favourites. When he moved up to Italy his and american units recovered and repaired them and put them back into service.

Jeff your rebuild is fabulous.

Regards Stewart

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:27 pm

Hi Stewart, Tim Catton makes number plates, they are superb, and etched from nickel silver, and painted white with black numbers, and you have a choice of army, luftwaffe or SS, if you would like to know how to post pictures, send me a PM, and I will get back to you
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Jeff

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Post by Stewart Ashton » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:51 pm

Tim Catton

Cant find Tim anywhere?

Stewart.

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Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Stewart, you have a PM :wink:

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Post by Armortek » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:47 am

Hi

I have just been speaking to Tim Catton who can be contacted at:

tim.catton@epr.co.uk

He is happy to receive enquires and is planning to come to the open day and will be bringing as many of his detailed parts with him as possible.

Gill
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Post by Stewart Ashton » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:12 pm

Cheers Adrian :lol:

Thanks Gill.

Regards Stewart

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Post by Stewart Ashton » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:36 pm

Here are some more facts and pictures including the 88 in its flak role.

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/articles/88mm.htm

Regards Stewart

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