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heng long tiger manlet

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:05 pm
by medic18
just bought a old 27mhz heng long tiger, with the manlet the wrong way, is there an easy way to right this, by buying a new under manlet, or is it they way of cut and fix? many thanks. oh and why are the old tiger one manlets the wrong way?

Re: heng long tiger manlet

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:44 pm
by jarndice
Which Mantlet? The Armoured slab across the front of the Tank body that bears the hull mg and the drivers vision port which was revised in November 1942.
Or the Main Gun Mantlet, over the years the main gun Mantlet was altered, the early Tiger 1 had a flush binocular gunsight (On the drivers side) later the binocular gunsight was mounted in an extruded box shaped section which was pushed forward of its surroundings on the mantlet and the last revision in March 1944 was the installation of a Monocular gunsight,
The early flat Main gun mantlet is available as an aftermarket upgrade and is a standard fitting on Tamiya's Tiger 1 early.
If you are referring to Heng Longs infuriating habit of reversing the installation of the Main Gun Mantlet it is a matter of a moment to turn it round.

Re: heng long tiger manlet

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:51 pm
by medic18
many thanks it a matter i think of turning it around, every picture i see of the Mantlet in my haynes tiger manual have the gunners sight and the turret gun reversed to this heng long model

Re: heng long tiger manlet

PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:20 pm
by Barmonkey

Re: heng long tiger manlet

PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:17 am
by medic18
thank you explains a lot and is much welcome