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Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit

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Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit
Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit
Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit
Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit
Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit
Ace 1/72 WWII German Mobile MG Bunker Panzernest Kit
The MG Panzernest was developed in the second half of the war and was used extensively in Italy (as well as the Eastern and Western Front - ed.). The thick upper armor provided valuable protection for the two-man crew and the nest was easily transported with the opening at the front doubling as the housing for the towing limber and the holes for the ventilation acting as the mounting for an axle, which was then fitted with two wheels. The position was designed to mount a machine gun that could fire through the small aperture in the front. This limited the weapon's traverse and meant that it only had a 60-degree field of fire. When the position was not in use the opening could be covered with a shield. The crew gained access to the position via a hatch at the rear and two periscopes in the roof provided them with observation. When they were firing the machine gun the fumes were extracted by a simple foot-operated ventilation system." 

Installing the Panzernest in its position required digging a hole, pushing the Panzernest while on its wheel to the edge and then tipping it into place. Then it was adjusted for position and the remainder of the hole filled. The position then was equipped with its gun and other necessities. Supplemental camouflage was often used afterward to further protect and disguise the Panzernest.

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