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s.Panzer Abteilung 505 Tigers
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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC

I am helping a young man who lives around me to build an Italeri 1/35 Tiger I (Late) that he was having difficulty with. I want to build Tiger 300 of s. Panzer Abteilung 505. It is easy enough to build and detail, but I have a question.

The Tigers of 505 carried logs attached to their sides. Examining photos of #300, I can see no attachment points or tie-down points at all. The log on each side seems to be mounted exactly where the schurzen attach to the hull. I can see no ropes or mounting brackets of any kind.

Does anyone know how these were attached?


Bill Morrison

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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019 - 03:09 AM UTC
Looking at period photographs of this unit with the feature you mention the logs look to be attached to the track guards and so I suspect were bolted there.
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC
Some of the photos I've seen, the logs appear to be tied to the tow cables or tow cable brackets.