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  1. Prospero Quevedo

    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    I'm a collector of 1/144 scale military aircraft and vehicles. I'm reworking some dragon kits. I'm trying to add details on my stug III a,b,c,d there is a piece of equipment mounted usually on the left rear quarter that looks like a long piece of steel channel what is it and can I get more information on the net
    Thanks for your time
    Prospero download_20210325_205100.jpg
    Pic of one of my projects a actual su152 most ads say su152 but when I would investigate it was always a ISU/JSU. Lots of photos miss labeled too.
     
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    Could you post a photo of the model directions Showing the part in question?
     
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    It sounds like the radio antenna trough.
    Made of wood, just a protective channel that the thing folds/rotates/dismantles into.

    Does it look like this side mount one? (On a Pz.III, Tankfest '08)

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    Needed some sleep...don't know why I was thinking the left rear, not the rear quarter.

    Yes, it is an armored antenna trough to protect the antenna in the lowered position.

    The A & early B StuGs did not have this - just some U-clips the antenna rested on. Late B through D had the armored trough fitted. From the E on, two troughs were fitted on the left & right sides.
     
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    Thanks for your help and I now have a good idea of what it is thanks for your time this is very helpful.
     
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    Thanks for the info I've only seen models with it on both sides and thought the builder was just being creative. Thank you again your information is really helpful.
     
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    Thanks for the information and the pic
     

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