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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Sdkfz 253 mit panzer 1 turret...
knewton
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New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 09:58 PM UTC
Coming soonish from Dragon, as seen here http://moxingfans.com/m/view.php?aid=7675. I didnít know such a variation existed, but apparently it does.
panamadan
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:56 PM UTC
You mean 250...
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 12:01 AM UTC

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You mean 250...



https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/nazi_germany/sd-kfz-253
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 03:02 AM UTC
Looks to be a pretty simple DIY conversion (as long as you have a 250/1, and an extra Pz l turret). From the Dragon CAD it looks like the roof hatch is partially covered when the turret is at 12:00; or is the forward edge (of the hatch) curved to conform to the shape of the turret rear.
jfeenstra
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 05:33 AM UTC

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You mean 250...



As the link shows, it is a 253. The Dragon poster clearly shows a 253 roof with the square/rectangular hatch at the rear. This would have been a relatively simple field conversion with a 253, since it already has a roof and there is a hole in the roof with a rotating observation hatch. We don't have any idea if the Pz1 turret was fixed or could rotate (the only picture I am aware of shows it facing straight ahead), but if it was fixed it would be a simple matter of removing the hatch and welding the turret on.

Since the picture shows the turret offset to the left, I don't think there is any doubt that it is a 253. No reason to offset it if you are using a 250 and having to add a roof plate with a hole in it.
ericadeane
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 03:17 PM UTC
A very nice spare Pz I turret is included in the Tristar/Hobby Boss Flakpanzer IA kit.

I know because I just used it on an oddball conversion of an Sdkfz 254 that I saw in some pictures
deathdork
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 03:29 PM UTC

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Coming soonish from Dragon, as seen here http://moxingfans.com/m/view.php?aid=7675. I didnít know such a variation existed, but apparently it does.



I have the same question. When did this puppy come into play? Is it a one off??
panzerbob01
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 05:46 PM UTC

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A very nice spare Pz I turret is included in the Tristar/Hobby Boss Flakpanzer IA kit.

I know because I just used it on an oddball conversion of an Sdkfz 254 that I saw in some pictures



You can also get a really complete Pz.1 turret from the Tristar / HobbyBoss "Munitionsschlepper 1A" kit - which is the complete Tristar Pz. 1A early / late kit with full interior, with added parts to make up the turretless muni-schlepper.
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 04:34 AM UTC
Is there any evidence the Pz l turret was mounted on a 250 Neue series, or just on the Alte? I have one of each bodies as donors as well as a redundant Tristar turret.