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Joe Fazio's StuG III at Brent Mullin's shop...?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:52 pm
Post subject: Joe Fazio's StuG III at Brent Mullin's shop...?

http://www.austinarmorbuilders.com/Gallery/Gallery_Chris_De_Haven.htm

[img]http://www.austinarmorbuilders.com/Gallery/..%5Cimages%5CBrent_Mullin%5CStugIIIAusfG%5CBrent_Mullin_StugG_021.jpg[/img]

I can tell without any doubt that this is Joe Fazio's StuG III (without the side skirts). Wonder how and why it ended up at Brent Mullin's shop. Is it for sale??

According to the guy who published this gallery :
"In April 2009, We took a road trip to Brent Mullin's Open house in College Station, Texas. We met up with some of the Central Texas Scale Modeling Society members. Chris and his team went to the Barn area and we decided to head home early. We didn't know that Brent had a restored StuG III Ausf. G and had it in the barn. The guys from CTSMS we able to get a close up look at this beauty. Chris has graciously made his photographs available for our viewing pleasure. Photographs by Chris De Haven."

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:30 pm
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www.austinarmorbuilder...gG_017.jpg

Not often you see a pretty girl standing in front of a grubby old fighting vehicle.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:35 am
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- Maple_Leaf_Eh
http://www.austinarmorbuilders.com/Gallery/..%5Cimages%5CBrent_Mullin%5CStugIIIAusfG%5CBrent_Mullin_StugG_017.jpg

Not often you see a pretty girl standing in front of a grubby old fighting vehicle.
Hi,

The picture is much better than it would be without the girl! I guess we all need to add something new to our "photography kit"... Surprised

I wonder if she'll fit in the pocket next to the spare batteries? Shocked Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:19 pm
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Hi,

Is there a problem with the gun? Please look to the pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:15 pm
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Like most of these vehicles the air pressure has fallen in the recuperator so the gun moves into the recoil position...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:07 am
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Hello Jim,

I understand what you mean, but I thought a gun recoils with springs and oil?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:18 pm
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Diagrams always work best...
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As you can imagine if the compressed air leaks out then the weight of the barrel pulls the gun back into the recoilled position. Most guns also have springs in the buffers but generally they are not enough to hold the gun in position.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:30 pm
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Hello Jim,

Thank you for your answer.
30 years ago I was a loader on a Centurion Tank with a 105 mm gun, many times I had to check the oil in the "buffer".
Never heard (I can not remember) of a recuperator.

Never to old to learn something!

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We have an artist in our midst!

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More like art thief Wink

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