Most of this week was spent researching the finer details and differences between the rear Notek and brake light guards between the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie and upgrades including later Sd.Kfz.223. The results of this research and the images of the resultant fabricated examples will be published in forthcoming Inside Track articles.
Original vision blocks have been removed from our stores and fitted to the visors within the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie. The axle forward armour, correct width and finish for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie has now been cleaned and treated with patina preserver for it to now be fitted to the front area of the axle and Aufbau. The fittings associated with this piece are quite intricate and will also continued to be covered in Inside Track. The last article covered the front bumper for the Ausf.A le.Pz.Sp.Wg.
The Lafette (M.G. mount) for the Sd.Kfz.223 project is underway. Detailed drawings bringing together the existing parts for the Lafette already within the collection are being completed. Both (Schutzschild) turrets are awaiting attention for the 2 Sd.Kfz.223 armoured cars.