Hi Guys, I have a very interesting question I want to bring up for any Panzer track link collectors: Is the Panzer Track Link Magnetic?
The reason I am asking is because from my research, the material used to build Tank track link should be Mangalloy (Also called manganese steel or Hadfield steel), at least for modern tanks. and this kind of steel is not magnetic.
I have recently purchased two Panzer track link parts from eBay, one is an ice cleat from Panzer IV, the other one is a track link from Panzer V (Panther), I used a magnet to test both piece, the ice cleat from Panzer IV is not magnetic, but the track link from Panther is magnetic. so I am not sure how to explain this? I hope the panther track link is not a counterfeit or something.
So please can any panzer track link owner test your collection and see if it is magnetic?
Thanks in advance!