TATRA 57a China

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Milan Mynar
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TATRA 57a China

Post by Milan Mynar » 30 Apr 2015 11:06

Here are some photos of vehicle which was made in Czechoslovakia for Chinese Army. This vehicle was sent to China in 1938 year. After WWII it was sent to Czechoslovakia to repair. After change of political relationship between Czechoslovakia and China this vehicle remain here.

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Re: TATRA 57a China

Post by Stephen_Rynerson » 30 Apr 2015 17:16

Interesting! What museum is it kept at?

Milan Mynar
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Re: TATRA 57a China

Post by Milan Mynar » 30 Apr 2015 19:34

This vehicle is kept in the Tatra Museum in Bystřice Prenštejnem in the Czech Republic. http://malirstvi.jihlavsko.com/21900/muzea/
http://auta5p.eu/muzea/veteran_bitov_2002/bitov_21.php

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Re: TATRA 57a China

Post by Bill Murray » 03 May 2015 21:01

Hi Milan:

Here are two photos of the car when it was originally produced.

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Re: TATRA 57a China

Post by YC Chen » 06 May 2015 05:24

This is amazing!! Thank you for posting this very interesting little car.

In 1950s relationship between PRC and Czechoslovakia was in fact very good, in fact during that period many pieces of civilian machinary were bought from Czechoslovakia(in many cities, including Beijing, there used to be lots of Czechoslovakian buses and coaches; and in my city Nanjing two of the steam turbo generators were also bought from Czechoslovakia in 1950s).

So who sent this car for repair? Perhaps the Nationalist sent it for repair and after 1949 Czechoslovakians cannot decide to whom it shall be returned? Day dreaming...

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