Panzer IIC Mineroller question

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Panzer IIC Mineroller question

Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:51 pm

April 3rd, 2012, 4:33 pm #1

Roman supplied a link to the new DML kit here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/me ... ine+Roller

Eddy supplied a link to some photos here:http://www.missing-lynx.com/library/german/vr/vr.htm

Thanks guys for those links.

My question is what wheels were used for the mine roller? I am unable to do much at this point because my refrences are not really at hand but could these wheels have come off of a tank possibly the Panzer I? The tires seem larger than a PZI but I am unable to see if the rims look close. Are there any other tank wheels thaat would have been available in North Africa thzt may have been used. The construction of the arms seems to show that this was put together from scrap iron so I doubt that the wheels would be anything elaborate.

Any thoughts guys?

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Dave Schemel

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Joined: November 25th, 2002, 11:02 am

April 4th, 2012, 8:55 am #2

Could be Crusader roadwheels ?? The minenroller wheels are going to get damaged so you need a source or replacements that isn't going to impinge on valuable front line supplies. Wheels off destroyed allied tanks sounds credible ?
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Joined: February 28th, 2005, 12:51 pm

April 4th, 2012, 12:21 pm #3

The wheels are spoked so I don't think Crusader is right. I hadn't though of allied tanks though so I will examine them as a possibility.



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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

April 4th, 2012, 12:40 pm #4

They look most closest to 5cm PaK wheels
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Joined: January 11th, 2008, 6:42 pm

April 4th, 2012, 6:25 pm #5

The early roadwheels with the plain covers were aluminium and spoked underneath IIRC. The covers went over the spokes. Same type used on A13 etc so would be in theatre. They match the pictures IMHO for size. I'd think four each side judging by the turning picture.

As fitted with covers here

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:IW ... 210.jpgxxx

I think there was a photo of a damaged wheel without cover in the MM A13 articles.

EDIT: Take the xxx off I couldn't get a link to work properly. Sorry.
Last edited by Nicholas.Perry on April 5th, 2012, 7:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

April 4th, 2012, 8:41 pm #6

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

April 5th, 2012, 10:13 am #7

Roman supplied a link to the new DML kit here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/me ... ine+Roller

Eddy supplied a link to some photos here:http://www.missing-lynx.com/library/german/vr/vr.htm

Thanks guys for those links.

My question is what wheels were used for the mine roller? I am unable to do much at this point because my refrences are not really at hand but could these wheels have come off of a tank possibly the Panzer I? The tires seem larger than a PZI but I am unable to see if the rims look close. Are there any other tank wheels thaat would have been available in North Africa thzt may have been used. The construction of the arms seems to show that this was put together from scrap iron so I doubt that the wheels would be anything elaborate.

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks

Dave Schemel

Improving my modeling one mistake at a time.

www.justplanestuff.net
Dave:

http://www.cyber-hobby.com/shop/index.p ... s_id=10418

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Ron
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Joined: May 25th, 2005, 8:46 am

April 5th, 2012, 3:03 pm #8

Roman supplied a link to the new DML kit here:http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/me ... ine+Roller

Eddy supplied a link to some photos here:http://www.missing-lynx.com/library/german/vr/vr.htm

Thanks guys for those links.

My question is what wheels were used for the mine roller? I am unable to do much at this point because my refrences are not really at hand but could these wheels have come off of a tank possibly the Panzer I? The tires seem larger than a PZI but I am unable to see if the rims look close. Are there any other tank wheels thaat would have been available in North Africa thzt may have been used. The construction of the arms seems to show that this was put together from scrap iron so I doubt that the wheels would be anything elaborate.

Any thoughts guys?

Thanks

Dave Schemel

Improving my modeling one mistake at a time.

www.justplanestuff.net
Hello friends,

apparently Pz I running wheels were used. They had many at hand at that time. The standard rubber tyre was replaced by a much more solid one. No idea how this was done, no idea from where they took it! I wasn´t invited...

Most charming result, what?

There was still another, similar solution made duting Fall Weiss in 1939. Here the commander would habe got "reins" to stear the apparatus while mine splinters and many other bullets would riddle him.


Thomas
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