Hello again, Larry. Sorry for not answering for a long time.Larry Hayward wrote:Thank you ain92
To understand you am I right in thinking that the 45mm AT guns with short barrels were not fitted with solid wheels when they were made in the factory - so these guns in the photos I posted are conversions by Soldiers in the field or by the museum as they could not get spoked wheels?
Personally I think that wheels with five holes are field conversions, but the one photographed by V. V. Kuzmin can be a transitional model between 53K and M-42. I asked Yu. I. Pasholok, a historical researcher who is working in the museum the latter one is exhibited. He said that the wheels are original and he will try to look for some additional information about this wheels, but he still has sent my nothing else.