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Aber Panther G Shrapnel Covers
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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 03:04 PM UTC
Darren Baker reviews the 1/35 Aber PE Panther G Additional Shrapnel Covers set.

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H_Ackermans
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 02:58 AM UTC
This set has that Aber workability included, doesn't it?

If you take extreme care, it's all functioning.

What is a bit weird is that you need a rod and a tube between the panels? Is that to keep them removable?

but still, these covers and some chickenwire REALLY make your Panther a late war one, these fittings were quite common on very late Panther-Gs.
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 04:03 AM UTC
The rod is the support structure in some cases
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 06:31 AM UTC
I have not seen these covers on late war Panther G's with the raised cooling fan. Would that be a possibility to use on these?

Also while we're on the subject, is there any evidence that late war G's re-used the early G gun mantlet as a replacement?

Nice looking set from Aber by the way.
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 10:17 AM UTC
Jeff this set is made for that purpose, if you look at the instruction sheets I included you will see the raised fan housing, hope that helps.
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 10:41 AM UTC
Thanks.

I didn't look close enough to the second pic thinking it was just the same drawing.
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 12:37 PM UTC

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I have not seen these covers on late war Panther G's with the raised cooling fan. Would that be a possibility to use on these?

Also while we're on the subject, is there any evidence that late war G's re-used the early G gun mantlet as a replacement?

Nice looking set from Aber by the way.



About the KampfRaumHeizung cover, definitly used.

Late war/final Panther-Gs assembled at MNH were all still fnished with the rounded mantlet.

There are a number of fitting unique (in the right context) to certain plants:
- MAN: Steel wheel at the last station
- MNH: box exhaust cover, round mantlet, no AA ring nor MG-post on the cupola
- DB: Chin mantlet, MG-post on the cupola, new cast exhaust cover

A very fine treasure to find late war Panther-G pictures are the PanzerWrecks series, many pics of these to be seen in those books.
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Posted: Friday, July 18, 2008 - 01:08 PM UTC
Is that PanzerWrecks Vol. #3?

Thanks Herbert! Much appreciated!