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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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M26 Pershing ,track links, replacement barrel
Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: May 12, 2002
KitMaker: 90 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 12:06 PM UTC

can anyone give me some information about T80E-1 Track Links (Steel type) from afv club based on experience
does it worth buying ?
have anyone used them one tamiya m26 pershing?

and can you guys suggest any other track link for m26

how about the barrel replacement (Jordi Rubio )and detail kit (eduard)
any ideas that may be helpful?

Thank you,
California, United States
Joined: September 04, 2002
KitMaker: 1,410 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 12:18 PM UTC
The AVF Club track are excellent and quite a value. On the Tamiya the problem may be with the flexible suspension. The link to link track may not be flexible enough. I too was disappointed that Tamiya chose rubber band tracks for the M-26.

The Rubio barrel are excellent choices, but try the Tamiya one first before spending the money.

Photoetch will give you finer details and is usually worth the $$$ but on the M-26 some thinning with a sanding stick can go a long ways.

Hope this helps
Oklahoma, United States
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 6,043 posts
AeroScale: 80 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 10:35 PM UTC
The dragon M-26 also comes with link to link saw the AFV club ones they looked real good also. Don't know about the barrel but Tamiya's barrel should be quite good. (:-)

By the way Hello and welcome to Armorama
Virginia, United States
Joined: February 05, 2002
KitMaker: 6,149 posts
AeroScale: 32 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 12:32 AM UTC
I am almost at the point of swearing off PE. They are terribly expensive and contain many parts of dubious value to your effrots. I bought the Eduard set for the USMC M4 Sherman. It cost five bucks more than the model. The parts for the water ventilation system contain several so what parts, the .50 cal additions are superb, and the rest is so-so. As regards the M-26, I saw no necessity to get another barrel.