► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Feb 2018 21:29

Hi all,

Not in German service but... Can anyone identify these vehicles in use with Italians ?? Morris CS8 ??

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by ilfil » 09 Feb 2018 06:05

Hi Sturm,
Yes CS8s they are. And it looks those stupid-looking bodies were put in serial production by the Italians. 8O
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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Feb 2018 16:53

Thnaks for your answer, ilfil.

Here, another British vehicle in German use. Can somebody help me to identify it?

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by ilfil » 09 Feb 2018 18:44

Hi Sturm,
Humber 8cwt 4x2 FFW based on Super Snipe chassis.
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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by kerryboo » 09 Feb 2018 18:58

Hi Sturm,
It is interesting to note that the Humber has had its headlights replaced, presumably by the Germans after capture. You will see the mounting for the original right-hand light (on the left in our view) just outboard of the radiator, the new lights having been moved to the top of the wings.
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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Feb 2018 10:00

Thanks, ilfil and Kerry.. :wink:

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Feb 2018 20:06

Hi all,

Can anyone identify this truck ??

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by kerryboo » 10 Feb 2018 21:35

Hi Sturm,
The vertical ribs on the front suggest a Karrier CK6, but as you know, these flat fronted 3-tonners are very hard to identify, particularly with a watermark through the middle. The cab has been completely built-up from the open topped British configuration, that is my best guess, but I will go back to the references to check.
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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by carius » 12 Feb 2018 11:22

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Feb 2018 22:22

Kerry wrote
The vertical ribs on the front suggest a Karrier CK6, but as you know, these flat fronted 3-tonners are very hard to identify, particularly with a watermark through the middle. The cab has been completely built-up from the open topped British configuration, that is my best guess, but I will go back to the references to check.
Thanks, Kerry. Yes, It is very difficult identify these trucks correctly....

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by kerryboo » 13 Feb 2018 23:21

Sturm78,
It is a pleasure to try to help. I am now sure that it was a Karrier as I thought, a type very seldom seen in German use.
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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Feb 2018 13:31

Hi Sturm 78, hi ilfil,

maybe another pic of this Italian unit in the desert of North Africa (source: ebay). But the Italians fitted only 28 captured Morris-Commercials CS 8 with Italian 65/17 guns (source of this information: "Italian Truck-Mountes Artillery in Action" by Ralph Riccio and Nicola Pignato.

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Feb 2018 12:34

Hi,

here an interesting "Beutefahrzeug": a British Ford E 917 T used as a Barrage Balloon Winch vehicle (source of the pic: an expired ebay auction).

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Feb 2018 20:38

Hi all,

I am not sure about this truck: Ford Sussex - Ford E 917 T ?? What is the difference ?
Any idea about the exact purpose of this special vehicle ??

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Re: ► Photothread: Allied Vehicles in German Service

Post by ilfil » 21 Feb 2018 00:30

Hi Sturm,
No difference. E917T indicates the country of origin, model year and type (here British-build 1939 model with 85 hp engine and 157" wheelbase), the usual Ford model index practice. So Sussex could be also 51, 79 or E817T, for example. Note though, in those designations only 2-axle trucks wheelbases are coded (no multiaxle trucks production by Ford back then), so here Sussex name is really important, indicating Six wheeler. There were two of them on the same chassis: Sussex 6x4 and Surrey 6x2, both ofically known as Fordson, used almost exclusively by RAF. Most probably this one is "photographic tender".
HTH
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