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How Many Links on Jagdpanzer IV?
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 08:45 PM UTC
How many links are on each side of a jagdpanzer iv?
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:53 PM UTC
Just enough to go all the way around?
Sorry, couldn't resist the temptation
/ Robin

Edit: See Stephens answer below. Same track, suspension and chassis as the Pz IV so the number of links is the same.
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:56 PM UTC
Why would it be any different from a standard gun tank? Same suspension.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC

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How many links are on each side of a jagdpanzer iv?



99 links per side

Cheers,
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:07 AM UTC
[quote]Just enough to go all the way around?
Sorry, couldn't resist the temptation
/ Robin

Ditto!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC

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How many links are on each side of a jagdpanzer iv?



99 links per side

Cheers,



Thanks, Joe. Just found that, this morning. I also read that some had 101? Was this just a factory rush order?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 06:37 PM UTC
My knowledge is 98 links per side on the Panzer IV.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 07:14 PM UTC
All Panzer IV's Ausf. A through J along with the Stug's and Jagd's had 99 links per side, according to the applicable Panzer Tracts edition (4, 8, 9-2).

The GW III/IV were stretched Panzer IV hulls, like the Nashorn and Hummel. They had 104 links per side according to Panzer Tracts 7-3.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 07:37 PM UTC

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All Panzer IV's Ausf. A through J along with the Stug's and Jagd's had 99 links per side, according to the applicable Panzer Tracts edition (4, 8, 9-2).

The GW III/IV were stretched Panzer IV hulls, like the Nashorn and Hummel. They had 104 links per side according to Panzer Tracts 7-3.



That may be where the discrepancy lies.

Thank you for the informed answers.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:03 PM UTC
To an extent, for modelling purposes the number is irrelevant as people see the sag rather than counting links. Since model links may not exactly match the pitch of the originals and there may be more play in the pins too, Id suggest using the official number as a starting point and see what its like with say 90% of the nominal figure and adding additional links until you get the degree of sag that you want. Personally I build in runs of 10 and combine them before adding singles.