Protrusions on sides armored exhaust sleeves Tiger II ?

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Protrusions on sides armored exhaust sleeves Tiger II ?

Post by PanzerBrigade » 24 Mar 2021 21:02

Hello,

A question for Tiger II / Jagdtiger experts :
what was the purpose of the protrusions (left & right) on the sides of the armored exhaust sleeves ?

Some Tiger II / Jagdtiger show those protrusions only on one sleeve; some on two sleeves.

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Re: Protrusions on sides armored exhaust sleeves Tiger II ?

Post by bam » 30 Mar 2021 16:32

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If you mean the mushroom shaped things on the sides...they Could be lifting lugs, places used to hook onto when lifting these massive lumps of metal...? They’d weigh a few hundred kilos each I’d guesstimate.
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Re: Protrusions on sides armored exhaust sleeves Tiger II ?

Post by PanzerBrigade » 31 Mar 2021 10:16

Indeed, I mean those mushroom-shaped things.
I already thought, that they could be lifting plugs, but I wasn't 100% sure.
Thanks for your input !

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