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Panzer Truppen mics and headsets
gringe88
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New York, United States
Joined: April 23, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 10:35 PM UTC
Hey all. I suspect someone has asked this before. How do you best make the headsets and neck mics used by the panzer troops whilst in their vehicles? And were their different headsets and mics utilized for inter-vehicle communication as opposed to communicating within the crew of just one vehicle? Did they just unplug from one system and plug into the other? All help appreciated.

-Matt
gunbunny198
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United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 06:53 AM UTC
know this thread is a bit old but figured i'd throw my two cents at it. I'm not to sure on German hand/ head sets but in US Armour each position had the same set up mostly of a headset and a hand mic. I believe the Germans had a throat mic which was worn like a collar and activated either by the push of a button or the vibrations from the speaker wearing it. Pretty sure that the latter is more modern. As far as building them, which scale? I am currently working on some in 1/72nd scale and am highly thinking about reworking them. I used scrap spur from PE fret and used some stretched spur cut into little (muffs). I however am thinking about drilling a few holes into a sheet of plastic and pouring maybe resin into them to render better looking (muffs) then use a CA type adhesive to join them to the head piece made of PE fret. As for a hand mic.... still working that one lol.
dendin54
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015 - 01:33 PM UTC
I'll dig through my reference info, but if I'm not mistaken there was two varients of the headset and three of the throat mics, but the headsets and mics were interchangeable and fit into any of the com-boxes.
Regardless I will get you some info and drawings.

D. Ball