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Wheatcroft tiger glacis

June 14 2017 at 12:01 AM
Don Campbell  (Login don_c)
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Response to Thanks Manus...

This glacis is indeed in the Wheatcroft collection-the bluish Gray colour is bare steel and is most likely to be mill scale, a feature of the hot rolled steel production process and which is a form of oxidation (magnetite) that occurs as the steel cools. It doesn't rust because it is already oxidised and adheres to the steel surface to varying degrees so some flakes off while other areas remain, leading to the subtle undulating texture sometimes seen on rolled armour plate

The plate was evidently part of a zimmerited tiger as Manus suggests, I'll post other pics later that show the remnants

Don

 
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  1. Very helpful! - Jens Mühlig on Jun 15, 2017, 2:04 PM
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