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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby Sturm78 » 28 Jan 2013 17:57

Thank you for your answers, Aleks and Bert.

About the tank, I do not think Skoda S-IIc. There are many differences in turret profile and hull
Perhaps Skoda S-III

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby AVV » 28 Jan 2013 18:08

Sturm78 wrote:Perhaps Skoda S-III

Yes, after looking at your photo attentively, I tend to agree with you.
http://www.aviarmor.net/tww2/tanks/czech/skoda_s3.htm

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby kerryboo » 29 Jan 2013 16:21

I am not sure if this is strictly military or of the right time frame. I got it from a well-known dealer in WW2 German photos, but that means nothing, I just found it to be an interesting vehicle. The chunky military pattern tyres and high wheel arches make it look somewhat martial, but I have nothing to go on.
Thanks for looking,
Kerry.
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby peeved » 29 Jan 2013 17:05

Hi Kerry,

Maybe a war surplus 1941 Canadian Ford C11AS Heavy Utility, c.f. http://bcoy1cpb.pacdat.net/Station_wago ... 165332.jpg

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby kerryboo » 29 Jan 2013 17:40

Thank you Markus, I think that has answered that query, I really had no idea. Well done,Kerry.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby Hans 1942 » 30 Jan 2013 08:43

Hi guys,

Autocar TD, TO, TC (1936 - ).

http://www.trucksplanet.com/ru/catalog/ ... hp?id=1899


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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby kerryboo » 31 Jan 2013 18:25

What are the truck and gun here, please?
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby Bill Murray » 31 Jan 2013 19:05

Hi Kerry:

The first truck with the weapon is a 1941 Chevrolet YR 1 1/2 tonner, a long way from home.
I can't really make out the second one and the third one looks to me like a standard Opel Blitz 3 tonner.
Bill

Edit: Here is a sharper photo of the front. A Dutch KNIL, Netherlands East Indies, truck.
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby kerryboo » 31 Jan 2013 19:15

Thank you Bill, as you say, a long way from Home. Were they supplied to Russia as Lend-Lease?
I have been missing your wisdom on "the other channel"., I hope all is well?
Cheers once more,
Kerry.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby Bill Murray » 01 Feb 2013 14:43

Hi Kerry:

Yes, the same basic truck was supplied to the USSR on Lend Lease. A photo is attached.

Your photo is a bit of a mystery as it looks to have standard front mudguards as opposed to the "shaved" ones on the photos I have and have seen of the Lend Lease Chevvies. They were also exported as civilian vehicles and yours may be such a beute truck.

BTW, you will note my photo indicates a model designation 3116. For whatever reason, most US manufacturers used both an alpha and a numeric system for identifying vehicles. This becomes even more confusing when we add in the military identification as many countries did. So, this Chev could be identified several different ways.

I will send you an email regarding our latest trials and tribulations sometime today to explain my "absences".

Edit: I chose the wrong photo, as I think this shows the longer wheelbase version which was the YS series.
In any case, it shows off the front end quite well
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby kerryboo » 01 Feb 2013 15:28

Thank you Bill. It is also interesting to note that the headlights seem to be "stalk-mounted" rather than faired into the front wings.
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby Bill Murray » 01 Feb 2013 15:39

Yes Kerry, I noticed that also which makes your photo even more interesting. The photo quality is a bit rough but I seem to see sort of a round area where the original headlights would have been that looks like maybe a rough repair job to fill in the hole left by the originals. I will do a bit more looking on this one.

BTW, field repairs or modifications on such things as headlamps were quite often seen as the war went on and on.
You have posted somewhere a couple of Peugeot cars where the Germans or whomever moved the lamps from behind the grille to the mudguards.

Bill

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby SIS 5 » 01 Feb 2013 16:41

Hi Bill,

this time we have differing opinions. I think it is a 3-ton truck of Chevrolet, captured not in Russia, but in another land. I think it is a British truck captured by the Germans. Here a pic of such a truck with right-hand drive. Such trucks were produced for Britain by Chevrolet Canada, type 1543 X 2 / CC 60 L.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Postby Bill Murray » 01 Feb 2013 17:10

Hi Bert:

Well, you are correct in that this is the Canadian version, I had forgotten the standard British fitting of the two tow hooks.
This one is the 1543X2 variant which had the standard civilian cab. The CC60LX2 had not only the larger wheels but a militarized cab and different front bumper.

If I may quote from Bart Vanderveen "The Canadian Maple Leafs were basically US-type Chevrolets with certain "heavy duty" features. Also, RHD of course.

So I was off regarding the country of origin by the width of a river :wink: .

Thanks as always for keeping me on my toes.

Cheers
Bill


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