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Old 05-13-2017, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Sd.Kfz.250/251 MG Shield Dims?

Hey guys, can anyone tell what the angles and dimensions are of the MG34/42 Gun shield is that sits up top of both these vehicles? I've tried working with several photo's etc however the angles seem to very across the board so I'm unable to get a definitive answer. I know the plates are roughly 430mm high x 410mm along the baseline but the angles seem to very between 110 degrees to 95 degrees?

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Any help appreciated thanks.....
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:44 PM   #3
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hi

are you planning some D I Y ?
I have such an MG shield...
I will see to get you some measuremenst and angles...
I hope I can do it during the next week ....busy busy

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Old 05-15-2017, 04:52 AM   #4
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what are you building Simon?
have you tried Mr Wheatcroft?
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Hi Phil yes its me Simon.....I haven't tried anyone yet although yes Wheatcroft is local....I thought it would be a simple build but again the more you look more you find and I've noticed loads of differences especially concerning the rake angles so a few actual measured dims would be helpful.

If anyone can check measure the dims I'd be most grateful and thanks for the help Bullitt
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forgive my memory Simon, have we chatted before.
I am restoring an Opel Blitz in Leicestershire - where abouts are you?
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forgive my memory Simon, have we chatted before.
I am restoring an Opel Blitz in Leicestershire - where abouts are you?
We've meet before, been down your gaff at Bruntingthorpe mate you had the Kettenkraftrad at the time

Anyway I just need this angle if anyone can help?

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Old 05-16-2017, 02:15 PM   #8
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I measured many and drew them for Panzer Tracts No.15-3. There is a whole page reproduced at 1:20 scale showing the differences between MG 34 and MG 42 versions.

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I measured many and drew them for Panzer Tracts No.15-3. There is a whole page reproduced at 1:20 scale showing the differences between MG 34 and MG 42 versions.

Hilary Louis Doyle
Cheers for the heads up Hilary I'll have to get that book if I can find a copy, didn't know they changed in dimensions to the weapon type?

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Hi

the angle you asked for is 105 ° (lower corner)
the angle at the centre point of the shield is 118°
the angle at the top ( highest corner) is 99°

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