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emptyhead

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Armor cracks
« on: February 17, 2019, 07:32:12 AM »
Just a question out of curiosity was at the museum of American armor and my friend and I where looking at one of the halftrack. The side armor had several long cracks in it and a couple of smaller ones. He was told by someone that it was a sign of repro armor because the mild steel is more prone to crack and I argued the opposite thane the face harden armor was more prone to crack because of it being more rigid than mild steel. I’ve had a couple of small cracks I’ve had to weld up. What is the general consensus with you guys. Just a side thought.

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Re: Armor cracks
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 07:42:00 AM »
Face hardened steel plate will crack faster than mild steel, but the easy way to tell would have been to do an inspection of the inside of the plate for a makers mark.

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Re: Armor cracks
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 08:55:19 AM »
I agree with Steve. My origanal armor has cracks and I have seen others that have cracked. I have a bunch near bolt holes going out to the edge.

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Re: Armor cracks
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 11:07:44 AM »
Wanted to climb in but museum staff where adamant about climbing in equipment.