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T-44/T-44M wheels and tracks
brunocollin
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 04:22 AM UTC
Documents about the T-44 being scarce, I wonder if the first tracks were T-34 ones ?
Relying on kits, the old Accurate Armour has T-34 ones and the Miniart T-44M has specific ones.

I don't have the Miniart T-44 kit, so I don't know about the tracks in the box.

About the wheels, are they of the same diameter as T-34 or T-54 ?
Th0nks in advance for your replies.
Pongo_Arm
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 06:15 AM UTC
The T44 has T34 85 tracks and road wheels. The T44M has T54 traks and running gear including a spoked drive sprocket. I think the T54 tracks used where the 500mm ones from the early 54s though not the later 580mm ones.
brunocollin
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 07:17 AM UTC
Thanks, Greg.
That will simplifie my future builds.
Once again, from the kit, T-44M tracks are not the "classical" T-54/55/62 ones but the early version as on T-54 Mod46 or Mod49.