I need help to Id US truck

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by ROLAND1369 » 31 May 2014 02:28

Re post no 206. I have not ided the truck but the tractor is an allis-Chalmers model L Source "tractorfriends.org/nuzanbolts/articles/Allis%20Crawler/Allis%2...". Acording to Crismon's "US MILITARY TRACKED VEHICLES" It was built in 1932 and standardized as Heavy tractor M1. A clue is the use of a steering wheel instead or the usual Laterals.
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 31 May 2014 22:10

Thank you very much, ROLAND1369. :)

Any idea about my question of 29 May?

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Jul 2014 23:26

Hi all,

Any idea about this trailer ?? I am not sure if military or civil design. :?

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Bill Murray » 30 Jul 2014 00:37

Hi Sturm:

I can only guess at this point, but it looks to me like some sort of fire fighting trailer.
The identification bits would indicate to me a Chrysler product, probably a Plymouth.
A further guess would be it might be an Australian product.

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Maxschnauzer » 30 Jul 2014 01:40

I believe Bill is correct in that it is a mobile firefighting pump. Here is a somewhat similar one in service with the British AFS in 1938:
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 31 Jul 2014 09:50

Thank you, Bill and Max.

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Sep 2014 16:26

Hi all,

Can somebody identify the exact model of this AA halftrack? T-28 CGMC ???

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Bill Murray » 20 Sep 2014 16:39

Hi Sturm:

Not my area of research, but I believe it is an MGMC M15 with the "turret" turned around.

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Sep 2014 18:47

Thank you very much, Bill

Probably you are right

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Nov 2014 14:48

Hi all,

Can anyone identify this US truck ?

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Bill Murray » 25 Nov 2014 15:03

Hi Sturm:

It is at least possible that this is a ca. 1936 Duplex Searchlight Truck built in very small numbers.
My scanner is not working just now but a photo appears in Fred Crismon's book "US Military Wheeled Vehicles" that is very, very similar.

I will try to do some further research.

Bill

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by LineDoggie » 26 Nov 2014 21:15

Sturm78 wrote:Thank you very much, Bill

Probably you are right

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Its definitely an M15

recognition points for the series

T28 MGMC
No Armor Shield
2X Watercooled. 50 brownings above the 37mm M1A2 gun

M15 MGMC
Armor shielding
2X M2HB Aircooled guns above the 37mm M1A2 gun on combination mount M42

M15A1 MGMC
Armor shielding
2X M2HB Aircooled guns below 37mm gun on combination mount M54
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Jul 2015 23:15

Hi all,

Here, an image of a Chevrolet M1941 truck in Argentinean Army service with a 20mm Oerlikon AA gun.
My question is: Was this design manufactured specifically for Argentina ?? When were delivered ?? During WW2??

Thanks in advance. Sturm78
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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Jul 2015 21:28

Nobody for my last questions ??

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Re: I need help to Id US truck

Post by Bill Murray » 30 Jul 2015 22:07

Hi Sturm:

I would say that this truck is a 1942 Chevrolet purchased by the Argentine Government, in 1942.

It was probably supplied as a chassis/cowl with windscreen from the US.

Argentina did not join the Allied Forces at the beginning of WWII and so had to purchase whatever equipment they needed from essentially "civilian stocks".

It is possible that the bodywork was done by the firm Gnecco and I have added a photo here of a water truck they made for Argentina on what I believe is the same chassis. I have also added a few more photos of your truck in Argentine service.

I hope this helps.

Bill
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