Hello to all;
I just finished reading Panzer Tracts 9-2 abot the Jagdpanzer IV / Panzer IV/L70 and must say: again Jentz and Doyle managed to uncover some news about a vehicle about we thought we knew everything (e.g. different roof lengths !).
However,after reading some questions arose, which weren't covered in the text.
1)at first 30mm strip hangers for the Schuerzen were used before they changed to the smaller hangers made from pressed steel. When did this change happen?
2)Some of the first Jagdpanzers during spring '44 still had the early hubcaps like the Panzer IV H "mid". Until when these cast hubcaps were used before changing to the forged ones?
3)The spare track holder was relocated to the rear from spring '44 onwards, but one vehicle from March production had a short bar as track holder while another already had the longer bar as track holder. But to confuse things more photos of a May production vehicle show this again with the short bar track holder. So what was done here? Can somebody shed some light on this?
I know thes q's are not easy to answer, but I'd like to hear your opinion.
Last word: this Panzer-Tracts volume made me pulling out my old Dragon 9021 Jagdpanzer IV /L48 from the stash and I even plan building it
Dedicated Jagdpanzer and Stug-fan