The focus this week has been establishing the requirements for the Zundspuele ignition coils and Entstoerer suppression devices for all three of our le.Pz.Sp.Wg. A thorough search of our stores revealed many of the missing Zundspuele ignition coils and most of the suppressors. More research is being conducted on the specific detail within each of these vehicles and which kit exactly was fitted to each machine at the time of assembly. Raking through every piece of documentation in our archives has produced a tantalising insight into this detailed world. We will be publishing much of this story as it evolves. The first piece is in this week’s Inside Track and covers the introduction to simple Gruppe III suppression.
Delivery of long awaited parts took place over the week including a number of the original rear hooks for the armoured car range.
Machining of angled steering components is now under way together with some of the straps for the early hinges on the 3 Serie Sd.Kfz 223.
Research has started on the parts required for the Pak 43 project in the collection. This special project is an exciting development that will require considerable research and a search to gather the missing components required to complete the project. We have time so this will continue on behind the current projects and will be used as a filler where the opportunity arises. Our first article on the subject is in today’s Inside Track.