Re: Photo by ManusJune 12 2017 at 12:38 AM
|M. Gallagher (Login mglgr)|
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Response to Photo by Manus
It’s not easy to explain Don Campbell’s photo but here’s my best guess at the sequence:
-The blue gray is the first to be applied to the steel. Notice that it can be seen in some areas where the red oxide has been worn off.
-Red oxide came next. The hinges were welded on and the fenders attached.
-On this example, Zimmerit was applied.
-Dark yellow was sprayed above the fenders.
-Dark yellow was sprayed more sparingly below the fender line while the fenders were tipped back against the glacis. Going by photos of the the Tiger I on the same production line, this step might have come before the paint above the fender.
Going way out out on a limb now, but the gray patches where the hinges were welded on might be because the oxide bonded with the hinge due to welding heat or because the paint was still tacky. Or, it could be that the hinges were held in place with some sort of epoxy or adhesive prior to welding and the red oxide lifted when they were ripped off.
- Thank you - Andrew deeley on Jun 12, 2017, 4:01 AM
- Thanks Manus... - Yann Jouault on Jun 12, 2017, 12:22 PM
- Wheatcroft tiger glacis - Don Campbell on Jun 14, 2017, 12:01 AM
- Very helpful! - Jens Mühlig on Jun 15, 2017, 2:04 PM