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Dragon M48... / Magach - engine reardoor this time

August 22 2017 at 3:56 PM
Frank Lobitz  (Login fraleoc)
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... followed the related posts here so far, understood them in general, but hadn't 'a picture' in mind.
... ran through all the -Dragon- kits - w/o Mod.B (still on order, but I've the instructions)

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Then I studied my main sources (Hunnicutt, ...in Action, Vanguard 29) and stored pictures - but not the complete www, forgive me.

Please correct me if I'm wrong:
- the frame (green): small is for A2 (gasoline), slightly bigger is at diesel (A3/A5).
Is it the same in the Magach-world?

- the strenghtening of the door (red) was a part of (early?) Vietnam experience, coming 1967 with (...A1 into...) A3 Mod.B conversions. This (and other changes) came to the earlier A3-conversions due...? US only?

What does that mean...
Is the A3 Dragon reardoor (C in the picure) just suitable for a limited number of (US) M48A3s, and A5s rebuilt from these specific A3s?

To cut a long story short =>
Do we need the DEF for some US- and nearly all none-US- A3s and A5s worldwide, including M48-Magachs?

Sorry for any confusion, I'm not counting nuts and bolts, the differences about these I don't mind. wink.gif

BTW 1: if you find mistakes in the pic/factsheet please tell me. I know sometimes sprues are changed by companies, but that is what I found.
BTW 2: PLEASE stay within the topic. I like the Dragon M48!

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This message has been edited by fraleoc from IP address on Aug 22, 2017 5:16 PM

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  1. Norwegian M48A5 - Paul Truhe on Aug 22, 2017, 7:03 PM
  3. Well...you are a bit confused. - Gary Owsley on Aug 23, 2017, 12:43 AM
  5. Lebanese M48A5 - Olivier Carneau on Aug 23, 2017, 3:18 AM
  7. doors etc - mark hazzard on Aug 23, 2017, 2:51 PM
    1. Re: doors etc - Gary Owsley on Aug 23, 2017, 7:29 PM
      1. Cool, didn't know that - Mark hazzard on Aug 24, 2017, 2:27 AM
        1. It may be.... - Gary Owsley on Aug 26, 2017, 6:47 PM
  8. confused by Dragon ...not about the real steel - Frank Lobitz on Aug 24, 2017, 7:24 AM
    1. Re: confused by Dragon ...not about the real steel - Gary Owsley on Aug 26, 2017, 7:00 PM
      1. so, in a nutshell... - Frank Lobitz on Aug 27, 2017, 11:24 AM
        1. Yes. n/t - Gary Owsley on Aug 29, 2017, 5:55 AM

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