Pz IV and jagdpanzerIV question

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Pz IV and jagdpanzerIV question

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

May 28th, 2012, 3:54 pm #1

Hello,

is it correct to assume that the half wingnuts that hold down the flaps of the ventilator openings on the rear mudguard are deleted on the Pz IV ausf J and his abarten?

Does anyone knows what this is on a final? jagdpanzer IV on the place where the jack block normally is?


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Eddy
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May 28th, 2012, 4:50 pm #2

You dont see tow ropes on JagdPz IVs very often

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

May 28th, 2012, 8:16 pm #3

No idea but they were also seen on some Mobelwagens.



However having thought about these a bit a guess might be that this was a gas detector of some sort. No Idea how it might work but gas detection was fitted to other late vehicles. What else could the vent be for collecting or venting?

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May 30th, 2012, 9:49 am #4

You dont see tow ropes on JagdPz IVs very often

Anto
I just noticed how flexible these things were.

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May 30th, 2012, 9:56 am #5

No idea but they were also seen on some Mobelwagens.



However having thought about these a bit a guess might be that this was a gas detector of some sort. No Idea how it might work but gas detection was fitted to other late vehicles. What else could the vent be for collecting or venting?

Craig (8wheels-good)
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It was fixed to the hull and not replaceable it seems, on the right one it even got the camo painted on. could it be some sort of feifel system? It seems a funny place to put a gas detector device.

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May 30th, 2012, 6:55 pm #6

Hi Eddy
Not fixed. Look closely at the camoed bit, it is actually a thin metal box the device slips into.
Yeah the location is the fly in the ointment in the gas detector theory, how does it indicate gas? Getting out and walking around the vehicle? Your blue lips and bubbling skin would probably give it away before you could check

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