doors etcAugust 23 2017 at 2:51 PM
|mark hazzard (Login hazzardm)|
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Response to Dragon M48... / Magach - engine reardoor this time
The conversion kit for the M48A5 included the reinforced doors and rear light clusters (square not arched shape), regardless of the baseline vehicle, note that the A2 hump and upper deck louvres are different to the A3, the A3 standard is that installed to make an A5.
IDF Magachs were obtained from a variety of sources; when re-engined (post 67) with the diesel engine the following tended to happen, although is not a definitive statement
A1s (either supplied direct or captured from Jordan by the IDF) had the full standard A3 engine upgrade as per the US army (but not Mod B standard, the ex Budge/Littlefield vehicle is one of these)
A2s had their existing humps and louvres modified to accept the airfilter boxes and pipework, the rear panel was unmodified (at least 1 survivor in Port Said and 1 at Bar Lev bunker in the Sinai)
A3s didn't need any work as they already had that engine fitted, in service in small numbers in 67, more supplied after, no evidence of any Mod B standard supplied
Some US converted A5s were also delivered to the IDF (there is one at Latrun)
I am not sure if DML actually do a true M48A3 rear door in any kit, it would be the same as Sprue D part 36 without the bits in red and would only be usable on a non Mod B A3, in other words a converted M48, A1, A2 that had the US standardised package embodied, and is exactly what DEF produce. The supplied part (Sprue D pt36) is ONLY usable for the M48A3 Mod B kit, unless DML are going to release an A5 at some point.
BTW if anyone has a surplus A2 door panel (sprue G part 37) going spare I would gladly pay for it!! PM me if interested please
- Re: doors etc - Gary Owsley on Aug 23, 2017, 7:29 PM
- Cool, didn't know that - Mark hazzard on Aug 24, 2017, 2:27 AM
- It may be.... - Gary Owsley on Aug 26, 2017, 6:47 PM