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Colonel

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Just found myself a Meng Mk.V Female at a price that could not be ignored and am now wondering about the side vents, specifically -

 

i/ Why does the left side vent have two angled hoods / deflectors and the right side vent none?

ii/ What is the inverted 'V' option that can be installed over the left side vent in place of the hoods?

 

Thanks in advance for all and any help.



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Lieutenant-Colonel

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i/ As I think, right side vent has "enter" purpose and not needed such deflectors as "exit" vent on left side.
ii/ Perhaps, this shape of deflectors was more effective for anti-rising of hot air?

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Denis



Legend

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Other way round I think.

Air is sucked in the left side. The various shutters and dams designs were attempts to stop mud being

sucked into the tank. All the rhomboid tanks had mud and water running down the sides from

the tracks.

Regards,

Charlie

 

 



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Colonel

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Thank you both gents! Makes a lot of sense. Had more Mk.V seen active service during the war, I wonder if the Germans would have issued a standing order to aim for these vents...

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Here is a picture where you can see that it works well; the mud is falling away from the intake....

(Source:IWM/the internet)

9343 Mark V.jpg

Best regards,

Willem



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