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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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KT alternate parts question
chauvel
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 01:46 PM UTC
Hi all
Can anyone familiar with Meng's Porsche turret KT, or indeed Porsche turret KT's generally, please advise on a coue of alternate parts options?
Meng offers 2 turret hatch surrounds - with & without rain grooves(?) [parts F20/F21] + 2 types of cover for the round port adjacent - a flat bolted plate & a raised cover with feet [parts E26/E28].
Cheers
chauvel
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 01:59 AM UTC
BUMP
Paska
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 03:32 AM UTC
Starting in August 1944, the initial type of commander's cupola without the rain grooves, which was welded to the turret roof, was replaced with a new design, with the rain grooves and was now bolted internally to the roof.

The other part you are referring to is the turret ventilator, which has a removable cover with a handle on top, which can be displayed either on or off. Under combat conditions, this cover would be removed and the armored vent would be seen.
chauvel
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 09:48 AM UTC
Cheers Paska

Much appreciated mate.