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Old 09-19-2018, 09:10 AM
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Default Steel wheels for a Tamiya Panther?

It has been a long time since I tackled a Tamiya tank. My last one was the King Tiger which became a labour of love, but I am ready for a new one and have my heart set on the Panther.

I have always liked the late war tanks and have a preference for the rare steel wheeled Panther. Not many of these were made, but I rather like the way they sit. They look lower and meaner.

Does anybody know of how I can get the steel wheel look? IIRC the KT steel wheels were laid out in a very different way to the Panther's so I am not convinced that I can just swap them in. I am open to aftermarket ones. Any ideas most welcome.
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Old 09-19-2018, 10:22 AM
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Hello!

Only aftermaket wheels i have seen is these on dkmls site, quite expensive but looks really good. https://www.dklmrc.com/product/sus_prw


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Old 09-19-2018, 11:35 AM
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Mk modellbau in Germany made a set for me for my Tamiya Jagdpanther

cheaper than Dklm and henntec donít make them either.

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Taigen has them in their parts department...

https://www.taigentanks.com/taigen-p...r-jp/tag120677
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Originally Posted by dgsselkirk View Post
Taigen has them in their parts department...

https://www.taigentanks.com/taigen-p...r-jp/tag120677
Yea I can't guarantee it will work but I can maybe get some dimensions for you if that helps, just let me know and I'll get out a set and see what I can do.
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OK this looks rather promising. About 5 years ago there were no options I could find but now there seem to be several.

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Mk modellbau in Germany made a set for me for my Tamiya Jagdpanther

cheaper than Dklm and henntec donít make them either.

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Many thanks for that heads up. Are they all metal wheels? They look rather good! In fact the Jagd looks rather good.!

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Yea I can't guarantee it will work but I can maybe get some dimensions for you if that helps, just let me know and I'll get out a set and see what I can do.
Many thanks. I will get the arms all set up first and come back to you.
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Thanks

They are the Tamiya wheels with custom aluminium spacers.

Email mk modellbau as he makes them on request.
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Something to consider. I put steel wheels on my Jagdpanther and it degraded performance quite a bit. So much it fact that I took them off and put the plastic ones back on. With plastic wheels it zips right up steep hills but with steel it struggles.
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