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Old 07-24-2009, 01:28 PM   #1
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Anyone make M5A1 Main Gun Breech Assembly?

I am scratch building the M5 turret interior and was wondering if any makes the breech assembly or knows where I can find some detail pictures of the turret interior of the M5A1.
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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Hi ottoramsaig

These restorations have some very nice interior photos(turret included) . Scroll down. Unfortunately not the highest resolution.

http://www.752ndtank.com/fsmmstuart.html

http://tankfreak.tripod.com/id8.html

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Old 07-25-2009, 12:39 AM   #3
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I used pictures from the book "Inside the great tanks" by Hans Halberstadt.http://www.ultimatesoldier.net/photosqq/photo2105.htm
Also might be interested in photo sets 2167 2210 2270 2356
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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Tank Mechanic, those pics are too cool. A great job on super detailing the inside of your Stewart!
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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Nice pics all around the real deal and the work on the model. I never really thought of detailing the interior of my Stuarts but with the hatches open you can see inside the turret pretty easy.

Randy and I were visiting the local Stuart display one day and Randy' son crawled inside and took pics. I forget what he got in the pics maybe Randy can dig them up if he gets a chance.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone make M5A1 Main Gun Breech Assembly?

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I am scratch building the M5 turret interior and was wondering if any makes the breech assembly or knows where I can find some detail pictures of the turret interior of the M5A1.
You really ought to make a very small investment in Toadman's M5A1 photo CD, a detailed walkaround photo shoot of the Littlefield M5A1. This includes dozens of photos of the turret interior. Highly recommended!


http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com/
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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Hi ottoramsaig
Please remember to post pictures when you are done. I am really interested to see what your interior looks like when it is done. I wish more people did interior builds. The ones I have seen are fantastic.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #8
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Well I started out great with the help from Bob and the provided turret basket. I will post photos as I go along

Q. Anyone know how to post photos?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:48 PM   #9
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Fantastic Gun detail

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I used pictures from the book "Inside the great tanks" by Hans Halberstadt.http://www.ultimatesoldier.net/photosqq/photo2105.htm
Also might be interested in photo sets 2167 2210 2270 2356
Well I have held off on the gun build till I find out how tank mechanic did his, it looks great.
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:35 AM   #10
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Michael,
How's the RC mod for the turret coming? the reason I ask, I was at a local RC hobby shop the other day and stumbled across some RC helicopter spare parts. They had gears and long toothed gear belts on the shelf and looked like they might be a good soource for the turret drive.

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Old 09-25-2009, 11:37 AM   #11
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Turret Traverse motor.

Bob, I mounted the turret motor just as I said I would. I will send you pix through comcast. It seems to work well. I may modify theturret basket you sent.
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