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M1 Abrams - lower hull sides question

August 5 2017 at 5:19 PM
John Tapsell  (Login John_Tapsell)
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I'm continuing to collate the reference material I need for my M1 Abrams project. I have a specific display configuration in mind for the finished modal that will show part of the lower hull sides (behind the side skirts).

I can find photos of the skirt support brackets but whilst finding those, I realised that the hull sides are not a uniform thickness. Some photos show that parts of the hull have additional plates added to increase the thickness (or are machined that way) but I can't always tell if it's an M1 or a later variant that is in the photos. In 1/35 scale we're probably talking about an extra 40-60 thou thickness in some places on the hull (starting above the torsion bar housing plates).

Is this a feature that carried through from the original M1s or is it a later feature added to the A1 and A2 etc?

Thanks for any information you might be able to offer.

Regards,
John

 
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  1. Every variant. - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Aug 6, 2017, 10:05 AM
    1. Not the skirts - I mean the hull itself - John Tapsell on Aug 6, 2017, 11:08 AM
      1. NT - Anonymous on Aug 6, 2017, 8:52 PM
        1. Hull side - not the torsion bar mounts - John Tapsell on Aug 7, 2017, 7:37 AM
      2. Oups - Pawel "Vodnik" Krupowicz on Aug 7, 2017, 6:50 AM
        1. Thanks - John Tapsell on Aug 7, 2017, 7:44 AM
          1. Appears to be present from the outset - Sean McAndrews on Aug 7, 2017, 9:13 AM
          2. NT - Anonymous on Aug 7, 2017, 10:33 PM
     
  2. NT - Anonymous on Aug 10, 2017, 10:13 AM
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