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I am currently doing one of these circa 1967 and I was wondering if anyone might have any details of a couple of brackets that seem to be at the rear of the turret next to the turret bin?
I've been scouring google images to try and get a clear shot of these, and I think they must be non German fittings because I've never seen anything like them on wartime images or drawings.
If anyone has a clear shot, or can explain what they are I'd be very grateful.
I think both of you are right. France did sell Panzer IV Ausf. H to Syria. Another batch came from Spain. The latter was a batch produced by 1943 and contained the occasional Stug. Several sources also mention Czechslowakia supplying Panzer IV's to Syria. I assume Syria's Panzer IV's were mainly Ausf. H and J's.
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Thank you all. And Ed, that is the remains of the bracket I'm refering to..
July 11 2011, 7:48 AM
on the back of the turret above where the gun barrel is sitting.
Apparently there is another on the other side as well and what they are for I have no idea!
As for the origins of Syria's Panzer IV's. I beleive from what I've found on the net that all of you are correct. It seems Spain, France and Czechoslovakia all seem to have provided batches of them over time (no specific details on when and how many though)
What else was interesting was a claim that Syria then forwarded some of them onto Cuba at a later date. The first I've heard of Cuba having Pz IV's.
Thanks for all of the input, it is much appreciated.
sorry for my english : that is the bracket for the shurtzen (protection)around the turret.it is on the right place on your pic, mounted on the turret side : most of the syrian panzer IV have the same protection...