Following the completion of our Renault FT and our Renault TSF we are now ready to gather together all the detail to deal with the restoration of hull of our second Jagdpanther. Currently this hull is in many pieces stored in various locations in the grounds around our workshops. The main image is of this actual Jagdpanther in the MNH assembly line at war's end - please refer to the number stencilled on to the hull wanne side ending in 110. This is 303110 - our second Jagdpanther!!!
The sections of chassis sides which are seriously damaged or missing require replacing. For the chassis sides we have managed to obtain original drawings that are fully dimensioned. These have been redrawn using our AutoCAD system. Once these drawings are complete in CAD we will start the same process on the missing upper hull side sections.
We must re-evaluate whether we can use the previously rejected hull sections which were deemed to be too badly damaged in the first Jagdpanther project. The problem with these original parts are that distortions in the remaining plate sections. Grafting in a new middle section might yet again prove too much of a task and the resulting side plate may never be flat.
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