The reinforced RG34 container is my favourite....nice
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What is a reinforced RG34? NH
Answered my own question on the RG34 web site. Apparently, I have an example of the reinforced RG34. It was sold to me years ago as Luftwaffe because of the L shape reinforcement section. Now I know the truth! NH
It is not so much a reinforcement measure as a construction variation designed to secure the central component dividing section and patch compartment base plate in place. The grooves stamped into the body of the rg34 behälter hold these internal parts in place. I suppose it could be asserted that it helps strengthen the construction to some nominal degree however. Mundlos and Hawig began to produce their steel painted cans in this variation in 1940. The other maker's used tack or spot welding to secure these internal parts in place during this period and never adopted the "grooved" behälter. My thoughts only ......
Kriegsmodell, Thanks for your input. I guess there may also have been some issues with the Behälter getting crushed which may have led some folks to think that was the purpose of the construction change. Appreciate the feedback! NH