Zundapp KS 750, Sd.Kfz 222 and 223 Ausf A, Sd.Kfz 250 Ausf A, Maybach NL38 TR, Jagdpanther 411

The Zundapp KS750 project moves on with more painting completed and more original components being delivered. We are planning collection of the remaining parts in December. This will involve another welcome trip to Europe to see a number of key collectors. The Sd.Kfz 222 and Sd.Kfz 223 parts search is developing into a much deeper exercise as we gather electrical components required for these rare vehicles. There are still many more parts to track down but these are small fittings luckily not specific to the projects!! Our Sd.Kfz 261 project had a real boost this week with the delivery of the differential required.

The antenna mast and reel for the Renault TSF have now been fabricated to the original drawings from early 1918. They will be fitted to the Renault TSF next week. The Jagdpanther magneto issue is now resolved and the engine bay has been checked to see whether any other issues have emerged while we ran the engine. Next week will see the start of the completion of the Renault FT turret interior and the start of the work on the Jagdpanther steering correction. The Tank Museum Jagdpanther will be visited next week together with the Panther in the collection to compare assembly details.

The Sd.Kfz 222 and Sd.Kfz 223 Ausf A carburettors continue to be developed. New components for the carburettors have been sourced and are due to arrive within days. We hope to be in position by early next year to have two of these in place for the exciting armoured car project.

On the Sd.Kfz 250 front we have had a few more breakthroughs this week with the acquisition of a number of rare components for the project Sd.Kfz 250 A and B.

The conservation work on the Maybach NL38 TR is almost over and the engine will be delivered back to the Tank Museum as soon as it is complete. See the attached image.

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