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Special project in progress , is a British military 432 series tracked troop carrier conversion.
This particular vehicle is being converted to a simulated WWII German Sturmgeschutz ( Stug ) tracked artillery.
Sturmgeschütz (or StuG) meaning "assault gun" was a series of armored vehicles used by both the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS armored formations during the Second World War that primarily consisted of the StuG III and StuG IV. The more common of the two, the StuG III, was built on the chassis of the proven Panzer III. The StuG III was initially designated "StuG" but with the creation of the StuG IV it was re-designated the "StuG III" to distinguish the two. Initially they were intended as mobile, armored gun platforms, providing close fire support to the infantry to destroy bunkers, pillboxes and other entrenched positions. As the war progressed a number of aspects of the StuG series made them a valued supplement to the Panzer forces.
432 TRACKED VEHICLE CONVERSION
The conversion involves the removal of the original donor vehicle internal fittings and the upper body armour. Removal and strip down of the engine.
Change the driving position from right to left hand drive. Reposition the engine to the rear of the vehicle chassis. Install a newly fabricated propshaft.
Fabricate the new upper body. Install air conditioning unit, and additional fittings and detail to the clients specification.
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New pictures of the build process will be added soon