Yves Panther A update

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Re: Yves panther update

Post by yves mouton » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:34 pm

Hello Robert,

The turret hatch was a lot of work, but now i am happy with it.
The book i use is Panther Abteilung 502 external appearance & design changes
by Roddy Macdougall & Martin Block.
Thank you Robert for the info on the MG mantled.

Here are some new pictures, re-work on the rear plate and on the front plate
i did some work on the MG mantled.

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Re: Yves panther update

Post by mark lawson » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:29 am

The Panther A didn’t have the bullet traps this was introduced during the G production still they can be filled in or buy the first batch Kugleblende this is fine for the job.
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Re: Yves panther update

Post by yves mouton » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:11 am

Hi,

Hallo Mark, Robert told me also that the panther A dont have the bullet traps,
so i'am gonna remove them, is there anyone who has a picture how this looks like?

Thank you all for the good advice, it is much appreciated.
Best regards Yves

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Re: Yves panther update

Post by Kent Wiik » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:33 am

Hi all,

Both the Panther and Tiger II used the Kugelblende 80 so the ball mount would be the same size.
Please note the different in front glacis angle, 55 for the Panther and 50 for the Tiger II.
The bullet trap configuration differs between the Ausf G and Tiger II and the Ausf A had only one row at the bottom of the opening, more of less distinctive and sometimes hidden under zimmerit.
Bare in mind all ball mounted Ausf A had zimmerit. Only a few Ausf A was without and they were all early A:s with the letterbox MG port.

Here is a photo of the Camp Borden Ausf A:
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Hope this was of any use.

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Re: Yves panther update

Post by yves mouton » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:14 am

Thanks for the info Kent.
Regards Yves

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Re: Yves panther update

Post by Stephen White » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:19 pm

Yves, really enjoying seeing your build and what you're doing to go your own way. You've also obviously got Kent's interest with some great contributions and knowledge shared. You certainly know how to push a boring tool to its limits! That's some overhang. Keep it coming, we're hooked on this saga.

Will you be heading for TankFest this year?

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Re: Yves panther update

Post by yves mouton » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:40 pm

Hello Stephen,

Thanks that you follow my build, i get a lot of good advice and comments
on my panther A build. The cutting bore head i purchased on the Dortmund model show.
I have a little experience from my school time with these machines and tools :D :D

Yes i come again to tankfest, wanne see the new hall with the German panzers together.
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Re: Yves panther update

Post by yves mouton » Fri May 05, 2017 10:20 pm

Hello,

Here a few new pictures from my Panther A progress,
first a picture of countersink the bolt from the exhaust system.

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Next pictures are from the gun mantled, i remove two bullet traps,

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And the last pictures are from the wheels, its a good therapy more than 700 bolts on the wheels, :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:03 pm

Hello,

I found a interesting video from Bruce Crompton his Panther A
https://youtu.be/UmZsvnQthdM

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:35 am

Yves,
This is a really exciting video, I was thrilled to hear there may be another Panther "runner" someday. Bruce has located a nearly new engine for it - in UK no less. Some guy had it sitting in his garage for the last 70 years. Is this series on the tele in UK?

Anyone know of the status of the Wheatcroft Panther?

Thanks for posting.
Bob

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:24 pm

Hello Robert,

I dont know if there is already a new seasen of combat dealers, it
is the only new video i found. In Europe there is for the moment no new combat dealers.

About Wheatcroft his panther, maybe Mark knows, he was there to make the panther A kit.

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:01 pm

Hello,

This is a picture of my inner wheels ( bolt them together for better fit ) on the axels.

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:50 pm

Yves
Photobucket has disabled all accounts until you pay $400 per year. There is no way around it. I've had an account for years, but now suddenly its disabled (photo posting wise) until I pay them. I'm not opposed to paying a fee, but $400 is a bit high. I can still access my pictures but cannot post <or host> them to forums anymore. I've found another website to post pictures in the meantime.

You will have to find another means to host the pictures or upload them to your thread.
Best of luck
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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:57 pm

Thanks, Robert for the info,
it is sad that i have to put all my panther pictures again on the forum :? :? :? :? :?
I will try it maybe with you-tube, or do you have another option?

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Re: Yves Panther A update

Post by yves mouton » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:07 pm

Hello,

I did already the test with you-tube, it works but the pictures
are to small :evil: :evil: :evil:
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