The fans and fan towers for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie, Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie and Sd.Kfz.223 4.Serie have been receiving attention. The fans will require balancing but all the machining for them is complete. The fan towers are facing a small task now – the two pipes and inserts fitted to the fan stand are currently in focus. The engine for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie is being worked on. The required paintwork for the components and fittings is underway. There has been a delay in the delivery of the radiators which we are helping to resolve through taking on some of the fabrication tasks required.
Dashboard/instrument panel drawings are now ready for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie, Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie and Sd.Kfz.223 4.Serie. They will need to be checked prior to being sent to our wood specialist counterpart for crafting. This first example will be used as proof. We will trial fit the instruments and second and third check all dimensions before we give the go ahead for the final copies.
The Jagdpanther is undergoing service and maintenance given the length of time she has not run – well over a year! The batteries have been fully charged. The fuel may also need to be attended to if starting proves difficult.
Conservation of the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie chassis continues. We are aiming for this arduous part of the project to be completed by the end of May.