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Correct M4A2 idler wheel?
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United States
Joined: December 17, 2017
KitMaker: 106 posts
Armorama: 105 posts
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
I'm building a 1/72 Heller m4a2 and it gives the option to use the stamped spoke or the actual hollowed out wheels. I'm using the hollowed out spoke version but it only mentions to use the stamped idler.

Should I be using the matching, non stamped,idler I see on the sprue or were these combined typically? When were the real spoked idler used ?

Thanks guys - just don't want to assemble and realize it's wrong.
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Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 11,216 posts
Armorama: 11,014 posts
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 07:57 PM UTC
I guess you've got to find reference pics of the tank you've decided to build...

Taking a look at Chars-franšais website may help (providing you've chosen a French Sherman of course ) :