Smoke cannister ejectors?

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Postby Ragnar » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:49 pm

Received these with my Taigen Tiger 1 mid....Is my assumption correct?
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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:56 pm

Good afternoon,
Smoke screen bomb canisters\candles were found on specialized mounts on the turret and generally only on early Tigers. What you have there is the anti infantry canister thrower, ( 'S' mine ) another thing found mounted on early Tigers ( on the deck ) . They were supplanted by a turret mounted launcher under an armored cover on some middle but mostly late Tigers
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Postby Jimster » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:13 am

I want to add the smoke candles to my turret mounted launchers. Any link showing how to scratch build these?

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:34 am

Good afternoon,
The ones pictured were very simple, 4mm shot in black with a tip of yellow paint. Get yourself the Aber set or the Voyager set for the launchers that have the wire and chains, etc in brass. Really adds some detail to those mounts.
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Postby Jimster » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:08 am

Right you are! I’m on it.
Update: Just ordered the set from rctank.de. Not cheap but it’s my only rc tank so I can splurge a little :D I apologize for hijacking this thread.

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Postby jarndice » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:35 am

Smoke Canisters were first fitted to the Tiger 1 in August 1942, New Build Tiger 1s ceased having them installed after June 1943,
They were usually Turret mounted in two groups of three with one group on each side of the Turret,
The Tanks already fitted with them often retained them which is why some Tiger 1s were pictured after June 1943 with them still installed.
The Top picture shows S-Minen Projectors which were fitted from January 1943 until October 1943,
There would usually be one projector on each of the four corners of the Tiger 1.

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Postby RenoirLV » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm

PainlessWolf wrote:Good afternoon,
Smoke screen bomb canisters\candles were found on specialized mounts on the turret and generally only on early Tigers. What you have there is the anti infantry canister thrower, ( 'S' mine ) another thing found mounted on early Tigers ( on the deck ) . They were supplanted by a turret mounted launcher under an armored cover on some middle but mostly late Tigers
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I'll be damned. Is this some Aber set installed? Love the detail on pics.

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:13 pm

RenoirLV,
A couple of the build pics for the ABER set just for you and the OP's enjoyment.
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Start with these Tamiya and Wecohe parts....JPG
Start with these Tamiya and Wecohe parts...
Start with these Tamiya and Wecohe parts....JPG (98.08 KiB) Viewed 101 times
and add the ABER bits to get this.JPG
and add the ABER bits to get this
and add the ABER bits to get this.JPG (97.64 KiB) Viewed 101 times
Both sides complete.JPG
Both sides complete
Mount taken apart then drilled and pinned back together.JPG
Mount taken apart then drilled and pinned back together
Mount taken apart then drilled and pinned back together.JPG (84.87 KiB) Viewed 101 times
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