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Muzzle brakes

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by jedzuki, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. jedzuki

    jedzuki New Member

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    A lot of modlers paint their muzzle brakes black, to represent soot(for want of a better word) from firing of the main gun.

    Is this realistic? How many shots would it take to get so dirty? How often would they swab the barrel, assuming they got a break in the fighting?
     
  2. Christian Ankerstjerne

    Christian Ankerstjerne Member

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    Checking my photographs there is really no idecation that this happened. Unless in actual combat, the muzzle will be covered with a bag or cap, though.

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    wow, :eek: nice pics, christian :grin:
    and that debunk a myth, of the dirty muzzle!
     
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    Some people are going to be pissed...

    Awesome pictures, Christian, thanks!
     
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    a harder one to disprove (at least with b&w photos) - muzzels with no brake get the paint worn away with all the heat coming out of the barrel.

    btw - lovely pics & good proof! :D
     
  6. Christian Ankerstjerne

    Christian Ankerstjerne Member

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    You're most welcome ;)

    By the way, I expect to have about 150 photos at panzerphotos.dk by the end of the year... :!!!:

    Ricky
    Looking at the last picture, the paint does seem to be worn off, and this can be seen to a lesser estent on some of the other pictures as well. Wheter this is actually because of the fire, we can't know, though.
     
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    hmm most of your pictures show the muzzlebrake covered in some kind of sheath. So I think it's hard to tell. But it truly amazed me that most of them don't show any tracks of fire or black dust. Too bad, becuase I painted the muzzle brake of my latest model black too.. :(
     

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