Last StuG IVs w/Swinging schürzen?

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Last StuG IVs w/Swinging schürzen?

Joined: November 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

April 12th, 2012, 5:46 pm #1

Hi again guys

Am I to assume the 'swinging schürzen' (rounded sheet sections hanging from pipes) fitted StuG IVs were the last of the series? And as such am I to discard any thoughts of mesh schürzen (as supplied by Aber and Voyager for inst) or some such other even later setup?

The reason I ask is purely that all the (not very many) photos I have of the swinging schürzen-fitted IVs have the earlier towhooks and (I assume) 4 return rollers, not the extended-and-integrated-towhook chassis from the last IV series. It just made me wonder.

Ron
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Joined: June 11th, 2006, 8:26 am

April 12th, 2012, 6:38 pm #2

I think this will interest you

http://planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6515

Eddy
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 7:30 pm

April 12th, 2012, 7:45 pm #3

A number of images of StugIVs with swinging have been seen with extended and drilled hullsides and three return rollers. A couple of recent photos also show this combination with hoods on top of their exhaust pipes. So this looks like the final setup

Lots of interesting stuff but never mesh schurzen.

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Joined: January 31st, 2009, 1:06 am

April 13th, 2012, 12:04 am #4

Hi again guys

Am I to assume the 'swinging schürzen' (rounded sheet sections hanging from pipes) fitted StuG IVs were the last of the series? And as such am I to discard any thoughts of mesh schürzen (as supplied by Aber and Voyager for inst) or some such other even later setup?

The reason I ask is purely that all the (not very many) photos I have of the swinging schürzen-fitted IVs have the earlier towhooks and (I assume) 4 return rollers, not the extended-and-integrated-towhook chassis from the last IV series. It just made me wonder.

Ron
also show the brake access hatches on the glacis without the ventilation hoods and with the simply grab handles.

Mike
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Joined: November 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

April 13th, 2012, 5:21 am #5

Hi again guys

Am I to assume the 'swinging schürzen' (rounded sheet sections hanging from pipes) fitted StuG IVs were the last of the series? And as such am I to discard any thoughts of mesh schürzen (as supplied by Aber and Voyager for inst) or some such other even later setup?

The reason I ask is purely that all the (not very many) photos I have of the swinging schürzen-fitted IVs have the earlier towhooks and (I assume) 4 return rollers, not the extended-and-integrated-towhook chassis from the last IV series. It just made me wonder.

Ron
That's good news all round for me for two reasons.

1 I can now devote my last Aber mesh schürzen set to be cut up to replace the awful top mesh on my 2 x 6575 'Last' IVJs.

2 I already have a set of the swingers ready for my second new DML Late StuG IV 6612 presently winging its way from HobbyLInk, for which I plan on also kitswopping the chassis with one of those 6575s in order to create both an Autumn 44 ausf.J and a 'Last' StuG IV.

Excellent, I love it when a plan comes together. Now I just need to find those photos...

Ron
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 7:30 pm

April 13th, 2012, 10:52 am #6

Hi Ron
A few floating around the web if you do a stugIV image search on Google.
4 photos in my "PzKpfwIV - vol 5" and another 2 (one nice clear one of hooded exhausts) coming in the imminent update.

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Joined: November 18th, 2009, 10:04 am

April 13th, 2012, 5:08 pm #7

...when it's out Craig on ron@ronoh.co.uk, I'll see if next month's pension will stretch!

I haven't found any other swinging schurzen SIV with the extended tow eyes yet (or the hooded flamms), only the ones based on the pre-Dec 44 chassis, but I'll keep looking...

Ron
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