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Sd Kfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 05:23 PM UTC
Darren Baker shares with us a walk around of the German Sd Kfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf B which is currently on display at Bovington Tank Museum.

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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 - 06:37 PM UTC
Darren, do you know what the story is on the filler plate located at the rear of the turret?
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 01:37 AM UTC
I suspect it was cut open to make it easier to view at some point in the past during its trials by the British prior to being given to the museum.
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 03:59 AM UTC
Interesting thought. If that's the case then we are lucky that this one survived as completely as it did, at least from an exterior standpoint.
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 05:20 AM UTC
Thank you for the great photos. They will be very useful.
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 11:57 AM UTC
Darren
Do you know if at one time this beast would have had the zimmerit covering?
Or has it been sand blasted? The sides show no evidence of having zimmerit.
Hoping it didn't, I want to build one without zimm (the easy way).
Thanks for all the pictures
Roy
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 01:09 PM UTC
I believe someone posted a picture of this vehicle when it was found and I cannot remember seeing any zimm. You need to remember that this vehicle has an odd collection of parts as it was the second trials vehicle, I am not qualified to tell you exactly what has to be changed though.
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2011 - 11:03 PM UTC
Roy,

I too have heard that it would't have had zimm, but if you want to be safe you could always build a model of it "as preserved", on a clean concrete base, with a 1:35-scale Darren taking pics of it! (I've got a Panther that will become the battered and un-zimmed "grey ghost" at APG when I get round to it...)

Tom
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:25 AM UTC
This will be very useful as I just made a trade for a 1/35 Tamiya version of this beast
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 04:14 AM UTC
I am glad you are finding the walk arounds that Alan and I plus a few others have uploaded here of use.
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 07:54 AM UTC
Darren,

They're always of use! In fact, I may just borrow my own suggestion and build this beast for the Tiger campaign - I was going to cover an ancient Minicraft kit in zimm, but I think the "Tank museum" treatment would really stand out in our club displays at shows. Now I've got to think about colour-matching a garish restoration...

Regards,

Tom