The panzer IV J mesh skirts how effective were they. They seem so flimsy. Funny cando dml made a kit a panzer IV spg in 144 with photoetch mesh side skirts. Thought I would use them to make a J. I was curious as to whether they were really of any use or just a desperate attempt to save steel. They were running low on everything. I really think even if Germany had been able to match Soviet tank production would they had fuel enough for them. Look at all the tanks lost at the bulge due to lack of fuel.