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M3 Lee and M3 Stuart vision ports

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    November 2013
M3 Lee and M3 Stuart vision ports
Posted by Davja on Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:53 AM

Does anyone know if all of the vision ports on these two vehicles had glass?  I want to say yes, as I would think they would.  But I don't remeThanksmber seeing glass on Lulubelle in the Bogart movie Sahara.   


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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:37 AM

Yes and no, it depends on which view port. These older type tanks had little metal shutters that could close the small, open

view port. You can see the white slots where the shutter (not sure of the exact term) could be slid into place on the M3 light tank.


Here are some photo of the vision shutter-thing inserted into the slots. There is bullet proof glass and a metal flap that could close and further protect the view port.

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Posted by Davja on Saturday, August 3, 2019 1:19 PM

Thanks Rob.  Just trying to clean up the pile of kits that were started and never finished for various reasons, modeling related and otherwise.  I counted a while back and I think it's like 13 armor and flying things.


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