Author Topic: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724  (Read 2681 times)

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SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« on: October 26, 2016, 09:01:44 PM »
A new project in the making...  What is this vehicle?



Guesses?
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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 09:07:34 PM »
Looks like an unarmoured half track.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 09:09:18 PM »
SdKfz 7...

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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2016, 09:17:42 PM »
SdKfz 7...
So options for tractor and flak vehicles.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2016, 10:12:36 PM »
The given image could be any of the softskin h/ts from the SdKfz 6 to the humungus Famo 9 (is it a SdKfz 8 prime mover for an 88mm flak?) & I'd welcome any & all of them, particularly if, as UVS stated, flak variants were in the offing.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 01:11:08 AM »
The given image could be any of the softskin h/ts from the SdKfz 6 to the humungus Famo 9 (is it a SdKfz 8 prime mover for an 88mm flak?) & I'd welcome any & all of them, particularly if, as UVS stated, flak variants were in the offing.

The design of the drive sprocket, shape of the mudguard and position of the engine vents don't match the Famo.   It could be an SdKfz 8.  But I'm going to stick with the SdKfz 7 because I bet Rubicon are planning an 88 to go with it.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 03:19:13 PM »
If an 88 was being built with it having an option for the wheeled trailer would be awesome. Always like it when they fired it from there instead of deploying it properly
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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2016, 04:23:44 PM »
it should be an sdkfz 11 gun tractor half track, what a lot of people do not realise is that every german halftrack has unique wheel paterns, the sd11/251 has round holes on the road wheels.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)...
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2016, 08:40:55 PM »
it should be an sdkfz 11 gun tractor half track, what a lot of people do not realise is that every german halftrack has unique wheel paterns, the sd11/251 has round holes on the road wheels.

Right, and it's one of the many reasons the Germans lost the war - imagine having your basic gun tractors rendered immobile because you don't have any spares of the right kind of roadwheel.  But the roadwheels on the SdKfz 7 and 8 are the same.

If it's an SdKfz 7, it would be great if it included optional parts for the late production version.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)... More work done 161218
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2016, 01:14:54 PM »
Not much work had been done with this unnamed project.
Had been busy trying to wrap up all outstanding projects,
but we are getting there...



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Re: HOLD this space (again)... More work done 161218
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2017, 07:50:50 AM »

More half tracks are always good!

Personally rooting for a SdKfz 10 first, as (weirdly imo) its almost impossible to find in 1/56 and it was one of the most widely produced and used of the half tracks.

But really it would be having the variants like the 10/4 and the 7/1 or 2 in plastic that would be awesome :)

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Re: HOLD this space (again)... Finally! 170330
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2017, 02:08:09 PM »
Remember this unnamed topic which was being held for so long?
Going to give it a proper name if you can identify this...



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Re: HOLD this space (again)... Finally! 170330
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2017, 04:01:16 PM »
I will go for the SD.kfz 7.

Or Heidi.

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Re: HOLD this space (again)... Finally! 170330
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2017, 04:03:59 PM »
I'll second that, Sd.Kfz.7

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Re: HOLD this space (again)... Finally! 170330
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2017, 04:05:59 PM »
Especially as it was used to carry the quad flak cannon (170328).