The floor for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie armoured car is now fully fitted awaiting the various small fittings for the gear lever, handbrake and foot pedals etc. The floor sections for the two front panels are the same for the Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie so the difficulty in research has been taken care of for the 2 Sd.Kfz.223 3.Serie which are next on the agenda. The (turret) Schutzschild is now in focus with the creation of the Konsol (supports) for the turret ring. Our Sd.Kfz.222 is a 4.Serie example and the only survivors are of 5.Serie origin. The rear Konsol supports within the 5.Serie Sd.Kfz.222 are different for the 4.Serie. The front turret supports are straight forward in comparison and will be completed in due course.
The fenders for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie have been blasted and primed and were collected yesterday (see lead image). They are now ready to fit to the Aufbau (body) which will be blasted and primed in due course once the internal fittings have been fully mapped.
The panels and associated angle iron are now ready for the large exterior stowage box of the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie to be fully assembled. This will take place when the project time table allows.
The handles for the operation of setting the opening of the grenade nets are nearly finished. These have a spring bolt thumb catch mechanism for setting how wide open the nets are to be set. We will write up these handle catches and the conclusion to the floor within Inside Track which has taken a lot of time and used material to get to the correct final finished example.