On most art work / built kits of a z.b.v. 288 Sturmgeschütz there is only the tubular shaped air filters, but looking a new to me photo, athttp://www.bchomesellers.com/ww2/index it looks suspiciosly like there is a rectangular box like structure over the air filters. Upon re-looking at the Bundes Archive Photo there is to me the same structure. Finally looking at the Life photo there is on the ground a rectangular box like structure. So the question is : Is it possible one or more z.b.v. 288 Sturmgeschütz had a structure over the air filters or No ? Or am I reading the photo's wrong.
I have uploaded larger photos in question to (1/2 way downish)
Am I reading it right or not?????
I've been flitting around this vehicle ever since I saw a photo in the old Bellona print booklet. I've seen the centre picture before and someting bothered me about it, now you've found out what. Thank You, that's been at the back of my mind a long time now.
What's always bothered me is that the filters were very exposed to damage up there. I wonder if you've spotted the protection. It would make sense to leave the top and bottom open to allow air flow?
Note how the 'box' in the centre picture looks to be mounted lower than the one in the top picture.
I've got a copy of the Chertsey report on the way I need to dig my books out.
BTW the bchomesellers link pops up a 404 error for me.