Nice now we discuss tanks and their add on for a change
That chain(?) is a very short one...
Well, we can agree that chains on Panzers and especially late in war are a very, very rare sight.
In fact I have seen more ww2 photos with live animals carried outside Tigers and Panthers then I have seen chains
But never have I seen a 1:6th rc tank with a goat, pig or a duck...
If people want to hang chains, T34 track plate on a Normandy tank or place a MG42 instead of a MG34-T in the "FliegerbeschussgerÃ¤t" or whatever, well go ahead and do so.
Itâ€™s your money and tank - but be peppered as someone like me might object
But please donâ€™t say "why not? how do you know? were you there?" or my favourite "having no evidence for being so doesnâ€™t exclude it didnâ€™t happened"
I fun part of our hobby is to have items put on our tanks.
1:6th have a lot of them on the market and I see how tempting a hanging chain might be.
Sad as I said it was very, very rare seen.
A bucket is a must have as almost every German afv had one in more or less bad shape but they are almost every time seen hanging from something sticking out from the tank.
Wire for attaching branches is very common seen after spring 1944 as are zeltbahn and cammo net especially when the tank is on a road march.
The gun barrel was discussed with hanging branches or held in place with wire or as LSSAH Panthers in Normandy with chicken wire - never have I seen "stockings" been used specially on a KT.
Cammo netting on Africa/Sicily Tigers barrels yes, but not later in war.
In fact it was against regulation to cover the barrel as the cooling was reduced and the KwK might jam - not that good!
Off topic but hatakashi do you have a ww2 photo on a KT with barrel-stockings.
Would be most interesting to see one â€“ we all learn something new every day and that is one of the fun parts of our hobby
1/6th T34-85, 1/8th Panther Ausf A #424, 1/8th T34-85, 1/6th Hetzer kit, 1/6th Panther G kit, 1/6th Tiger1 Late kit and a 1/6th Panzer IV kit