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8683jb

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What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:38:59 PM »
Can someone tell me what these angle iron members are for? One's on the right side behind the seat back brackets and the other is on the right side of the rear armor. I don't have the rest of the armor – is there one on the left side also? Thanks.
Jon
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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 12:29:28 AM »
I do not know this piece on M2A1 ...
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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 06:17:36 AM »
I have these on my M2a1 that is a B&M rebuild.  Ther is another on the left but it is different than the other two.  I believe they used it for bracing after they removed the skate rail. The top plates were also welded in spots along the perimeter rail. I can get you some pics if it helps.

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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 07:19:53 AM »
They are welded to the pintle bracket to help stabilize it when firing a mg the one behind the driver is different and bolted on
Doyle's book page 197 198 has a couple of photos
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8683jb

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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 08:51:25 AM »
Thank you guys. I see 'em in the book now. Gary if you have time to send a couple of pictures that'd be great. I appreciate it.

Jon
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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 08:09:01 PM »
Jon,
Here's the pics. The rear and passenger side are welded to the MG bracket, then to a pad thet is welded to the lower plate. The Driver side is a little different and bolted to the top and bottom plate, it was also welded to the underside of the perimeter rail.

Gary

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Driver side

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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 09:20:05 PM »
Nice pictures and nice track
Severn of the ones I have seen go down to Lower angle or battan.  I have seen a few with the plate
Drivers side has always been that bolted piece

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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 11:48:48 PM »
Thanks a lot Gary. Wow – looking at yours reminds me how incomplete mine is! A lot of miscellaneous stuff to get! I appreciate the pictures.
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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 02:19:42 PM »
Hi Gary. Looking at your I noticed the support is welded to the outside of the bracket mine were all inside with the exception of the  drivers side.

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Re: What are these angle iron members for on M2A1 rear armor?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 06:33:25 PM »
I have one on the inside and one on the outside, must have been a Friday afternoon job ;D.  Here is a pic of the driver side one, and that is bolted to the bottom as the ones you have seen.




Gary