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Flat Shield for GM Mk.I Otter
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:36 AM UTC
Kevin Brant takes a look at a converion set from LZ Models for building the Mirror Models Otter, adding a .50cal HMG and straight shield.

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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 01:20 AM UTC
Does anyone know of more photos of this conversion in the field besides the one shown on the packaging?

Was this a "one-off" conversion or a "unit-wide" modification seen on more than one vehicle?

It is interesting and gives the Otter an different look, so some more info on use in the field would be nice to have. I'm in the early stages of deciding on my next project and have the GM Otter - it's a definite candidate.

TIA
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 01:39 AM UTC
Mike

there is supposedly one, restored in the UK, not sure where. But there were lots of field modifications done to this vehicle in the field, unfortunately I don't know how many were done like the one for the LZ conversion. I would presume, that more then one vehicle from that unit shown in the picture was done like this, the may be more. From the images with the "41" unit sign, it looks to belong to a recce unit. Unfortunately I cannot see the formation sign. I would take a guess that the vehicle belonged to one of the following units: 4th Princess Louise Dragon Guards, 14th Canadian Hussars, or 17th Duke of York Canadian Hussar.

Sorry I could not be of more help.

Kevin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 02:59 AM UTC
According to this thread :

http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2341

the pictured Otter belonged to the 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards in Italy.

HTH

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 05:21 AM UTC
Thanks for the replies, Kevin and Frenchy.

I'm still int the "gathering information" stages of an Otter project, so every bit helps!

I'm tending towards one of the Italy vehicles so that I can camouflage it and show the large identification flashes, but still no firm decisions yet.

Thanks, again!