Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 04 Jun 2011 12:03

The car Oyama Isao was killed in 1937.

See here: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=82234
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 08 Jun 2011 09:45

From: http://bbs.tiexue.net/default.htm?ListU ... 6-0-1.html

Japanese out,Chinese in---the surrender 1945
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 15 Jun 2011 09:03

From ebay,seller tradereast5gev

Motorcycles 1943.US personnel also present.
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 19 Jun 2011 10:29

Same source.

"Charcoal burning" bus 1943-1944...
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 19 Jun 2011 10:32

....an ersatz fuel method adopted by the Japanese even earlier in 1938
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 19 Jun 2011 10:35

Another Shanghai street scene 1937
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 19 Jul 2011 11:11

From ebay,seller tradereast5gev
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 19 Jul 2011 11:16

Otherwise mechanisation seemed to be a luxury.

Mules were used a lot?

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by YC Chen » 20 Jul 2011 10:46

Peter H wrote:Otherwise mechanisation seemed to be a luxury.

Mules were used a lot?

First photo---from ebay,seller tradereast5gev
Second photo---http://bbs.tiexue.net/default.htm?ListU ... 6-0-1.html
AFAIK, most KMT troop in WWII used a mixed way of transport, mules and dunkeys were used a lot. The truck in your first photo is towing a German 10.5cm or 15cm gun which can only be towed by automobiles.

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by YC Chen » 20 Jul 2011 11:00

Peter H wrote:Same source.

"Charcoal burning" bus 1943-1944...
Very nice photo! In fact, charcoal vehicles were built in China since late 1920s and in WWII, charcoal vehicles made up more than a half of the fleet of trucks and buses in some provinces. Here is a plan of a kind of charcoal stove desgined by Chinese engineers(I found this in a book published in 1984).
It seems that Japanese coal gas vehicles were also widely used in China because I have just read about a kind of "Japanese type" coal gas stoves for vehicles were built and used in Jangsu Province in early 1950s...
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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Peter H » 21 Jul 2011 10:50

YC Chen wrote:
Peter H wrote:Otherwise mechanisation seemed to be a luxury.

Mules were used a lot?

First photo---from ebay,seller tradereast5gev
Second photo---http://bbs.tiexue.net/default.htm?ListU ... 6-0-1.html
AFAIK, most KMT troop in WWII used a mixed way of transport, mules and dunkeys were used a lot. The truck in your first photo is towing a German 10.5cm or 15cm gun which can only be towed by automobiles.
Would the truck be German as well?
Said to be near Kumming 1943 onwards.

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by AVV » 21 Jul 2011 12:33

Hello!
Peter H wrote:Would the truck be German as well?
Yes, it looks like Henschel 33.

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by Akira Takizawa » 23 Jul 2011 02:14

Henschel Tractor captured by the Japanese.

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Re: Soft skin vehicles in China 1935-1945

Post by AVV » 23 Jul 2011 12:16

Hello!
Akira Takizawa wrote:Henschel Tractor captured by the Japanese
A very interesting photo! I've never seen such a variant. The body looks like those of Sd.Kfz.6 (or Sd.Kfz. 8) halftrack. :?
Can somebody identify the model of this Henschel?

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