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Old 11-06-2017, 05:27 AM   #1
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Hi
hope someone can help please
looking for the dimensions of the pointed bolts used on the front of the Ferdinand/Elefant tank destroyer

Were pointed bolts used on any other panzer? - seem to recall seeing some posted on here but cant find the picture

Would like to get a few turned

any help appreciated

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Old 11-06-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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Maybe contact the guys at armortek, they made a model based on the real thing: http://www.armortek.co.uk/elefant-tank/
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:48 PM   #3
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There are some on Ebay Germany at the moment, search under SdkFz. I have a few in my collection, they are different lengths and diameters. I do not know which panzers they come from, but was told one or two are StuG III.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:58 AM   #4
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excellent, thank you
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:50 AM   #5
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Hi Philip,

if you can wait until the end of the month, I will measure them at Bovvy. They were present on other panzers, but came in different sizes.

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Old 11-07-2017, 09:08 PM   #6
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If they are the same as other vehicles, message the stug D resetoration project on facebook. He had a lot of new ones made for that project.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:35 AM   #7
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There are a couple of conical headed bolts on the earlier StuGs to the left of the commander's hatch, holding his periscope inside. But they're much smaller than the ones on an Elefant by the look of it.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:13 AM   #8
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thanks for the leads guys
already messaged Stug Man - he is going to measure some for me
If you wouldn't mind measuring for me ian please, most grateful
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:27 PM   #9
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Philip,

the conical bolts are from 70mm to 71.3mm diameter, (and everything in between, depending on how many coats of paint are on the ones you measure), and are 50mm deep. They are 60mm to 60.6mm across the flats, and the height of the non tapered "base" is 19mm. Some are flat at the top of the cone, some are not. The flat top is 9mm diameter.

The bolts are all the same on the sides and rear of the beast with a couple of exceptions;

1) Those on the circular hatch on the rear superstructure are 56mm diameter, 35mm high, and have a 5mm high "base". The inner, locating stem seems to be tapered.
2) For some reason, a couple of random bolts on the drivers plate have a different height base, both deeper and shallower are present, (see photo). I couldn't see any logical reason for this.

Cheers,

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Old 11-27-2017, 12:31 PM   #10
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Sorry about the size of the photos.

These are those on the rear plate.[IMG][/IMG]
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