The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Post by Bill Murray » 06 Jan 2011 23:51

Wow, not much out there on Swiss vehicles, the last three books I purchased from Switzerland purporting to chronicle the history of Swiss military transport vehicles were real dogs. I think I paid about 100 euros for the three books and that much again in postage and maybe 25-30 photos of vehicles from 1935-1940.

Anyway, to keep this one going, how about an FBW as seen in this photo. There was a lot of "incest" between Saurer, Berna and FBW and this photo looks pretty close.

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Post by The Edge » 07 Jan 2011 02:28

Yes – it’s a FBW AM 40 model.
(Forgot the photo source – similar one: http://www.loutan.net/olivier/archives/ ... /1940-fbw/ )

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Post by Bill Murray » 07 Jan 2011 03:07

Thanks, Edge, a lot of time spent on that question.

Another truck, also a neutral country.
Also some more nostalgia about my "Georgia".

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Post by Bill Murray » 07 Jan 2011 03:18

Edge:

A bit off topic, but you seem to be one of those who also enjoys other subjects dealing with different countries beyond just vehicles.

If it is not too far off base, could you insert maybe a few links to folk music from your part of the planet from time to time in your future posts. If others do not want to listen, they only have not to click on the link.

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Post by iffig » 07 Jan 2011 10:56

Scania-Vabis in Swedish Army Service (Your Swedish connection, Bill ?).
It is described in B.H. Vanderwen's book ("OMVD from 1945") as a 3 -ton, 4x2 crane. It is said that it is a commercial model fitted with a crane. But the model is not specified; maybe a F 11?

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Post by Bill Murray » 07 Jan 2011 12:24

Hej iffig:

Yup, a Scania. The source I got it from calls it an LB 350 and I missed the source for the moment.
In the meantime, you get the prize and the question.
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Post by iffig » 07 Jan 2011 16:36

Thank you Bill. If you happen to find the exact model of this Scania truck, please let us know as it is a piece of mystery.
And now, what is this? The usual "type and users" question will probably be a bit relaxed as the exact designation is rather esoteric. :milwink:


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Post by Bill Murray » 07 Jan 2011 21:34

Hi iffig:
If you look in the same Vanderveen book on the preceding page, you will find my LB 350 as well as the larger LB 38.

Kind of odd, I found all three photos in my Swedish file before I looked at the book. Bart and I got them from the same source many, many years ago from a Swedish chap named Sven Bengston. I haven't heard from him for over thirty years now.

Edit: Might as well try out my new scanner. Here are the other two.



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Post by iffig » 07 Jan 2011 22:02

Hello Bill,
Thanks for the details.

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Post by iffig » 11 Jan 2011 10:09

Here is a close-up picture of the mystery device.
That should at least give an idea of users.


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Post by John Hilly » 11 Jan 2011 12:57

Maybe a French Anti-Aircraft Fire control equipment??? :?

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Post by iffig » 11 Jan 2011 13:41

French AA equipment, yes. But not exactly a fire control device.

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Post by John Hilly » 11 Jan 2011 14:02

Maybe I used a wrong term. How about my translation from Finnish "Keskuslaskin", Meaning "Central Calculator", whose figures were transferred electrically to guns? :?

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Post by iffig » 11 Jan 2011 14:31

See what you mean and globally you are right. As I have done my compulsory military service in the infantry, I am not sure of the terminology used by gunners (especially AA gunners :D ). I would rather say "range finder" or "range calculator".
The exact designation is "Poste optique modèle 34":

http://atf40.forumculture.net/t2600-par ... -pere-402e

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Post by John Hilly » 12 Jan 2011 11:10

For a moment I wasn't sure if I was rifht, but after translating "Poste optique" as "Optic station", it must be what I called "Central calculator", not "Range finder".
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This is a very small one used in light AAA.
The heavy batteries had RFs 2 meter wide.

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