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IDF M-48
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 04:36 PM UTC

I'm planning to convert a Tamiya M-48 to a IDF version (1973)

I have the 105mm gun and tracks, but the sherman commanders hatch is to small and there are gaps around it ... any way to fix the problem

Billy

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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 06:30 PM UTC
Look here -> http://www.defmodel.com/

DM35037
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 07:10 PM UTC
Make a "washer" from styrene sheet to fit the hole for the hatch in the Tamiya turret roof.
CD-cases are made of styrene of suitable thickness, the insets in the older types (the non see-through type) has a structured surface, looks a little like no-skid surfaces.
/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 03:37 PM UTC

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Look here -> http://www.defmodel.com/

DM35037




IDF Magach 3 Conversion set /w stowage (for Dragon M48A3) DEF Model DM35037

Already have the storage, gun, etc, the problem I have is the size of the hatch

They do have the IDF Urdan Cupola set for Magach tank DEF Model DM35074, but I haven't seen/found a 1973 M-48 pic with the Urdan Cupola


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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 06:52 PM UTC
believe me they were fitted, i have pics i took in egypt of captured magachs with urdan and sherman cupolas fitted, cant post them using my phone though.. MJH
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 09:41 AM UTC

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believe me they were fitted, i have pics i took in egypt of captured magachs with urdan and sherman cupolas fitted, cant post them using my phone though.. MJH



So the M-48 did have urdan cupolas during the 1973 war?



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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:43 AM UTC
absolutely

MJH
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:05 PM UTC
I seem torecall a pic of one in a Concord book, maybe "Middle East Wars" 48-73".......
I'm just back from knee surgery, can't get in the model room at the moment, but I'll check asap.
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:52 PM UTC

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Make a "washer" from styrene sheet to fit the hole for the hatch in the Tamiya turret roof.

/ Robin



I'm not quite sure what that does. You've still got the notches to contend with. Easiest method: Remove the tabs as shown, fill in the notches.



The cupola fits without a "washer" of any kind.



I've done a few of this, and this won't be my last. Israeli M-48's can keep you busy for years.
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 02:15 PM UTC

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absolutely

MJH



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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:14 AM UTC
I thought the hole was too big for the hatch
T-55A5
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 05:30 PM UTC
I found a Urdan cupola so I'm going to mount it

Billy