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► Photothread: Soft skinned vehicles destroyed or damaged in battle.

Post by tigre » 23 Feb 2013 14:58

Hello to all :D; I did not stumble with this kind of thread so here goes.......................

Poland 1939.

Source: http://www.odkryca.pl
Aus meiner Dienstzeit. eBay auction. Martes, 23 de Diciembre de 2008, 12:59:54.

Any chance of getting the type of both cars? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by AVV » 23 Feb 2013 16:38

Hello!
A grave, still rather well-known image - American car with its dead driver hit by the Japanese planes during Pearl Harbor attack.
http://ww2.wwarii.com/var/albums/Events ... 1354899589

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Re: Soft skinned vehicles destroyed or damaged in battle.

Post by Bill Murray » 23 Feb 2013 22:46

Hola Tigre:

Your first car is an Adler Trumpf and I think it has been stripped for parts rather than completely destroyed.
Second car looks to me like a Mercedes, maybe a 170 model.

AVV's car is a Packard probably around a 1935 model 120.

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Post by tigre » 24 Feb 2013 03:31

Hello to all :D; thank you very much Bill :wink:. Regards. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by Piotr Mikołajski » 24 Feb 2013 15:01

tigre wrote:Any chance of getting the type of both cars?
I can add that this Adler Trumpf has Polish license plates. Number on plates was issued after 1936 and car was registered in Warsaw.
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Post by tigre » 24 Feb 2013 15:10

Hello to all :D; thanks for that complement Piotr and for that great picture Aleks :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by tigre » 10 Mar 2013 13:55

Hello to all :D; something more.................

Poland 1939!

Source: http://www.eaglehorse.org/3_home_statio ... index.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by Sturm78 » 12 Mar 2013 23:32

Hi all,

A SdKfz 6 destroyed:

Image from Ebay
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Post by Frankfurter » 13 Mar 2013 14:40

tigre wrote:
The second is clearly a Mercedes.
Hard to tell the type as so much is missing. Its a midsized model, and I would say bigger than the 170, built 1937 or later. Most likely a W143 (230), bodystyle looks to me like a Cabriolet B. Windscreen and center front light fix are hints to that.
AVV wrote:Hello!
A grave, still rather well-known image - American car with its dead driver hit by the Japanese planes during Pearl Harbor attack.
http://ww2.wwarii.com/var/albums/Events ... 1354899589
Best regards, Aleks
Sad image. Not just the murdered driver, it looks like there is a dead kid on the passenger seat.

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Re: Soft skinned vehicles destroyed or damaged in battle.

Post by tigre » 13 Mar 2013 21:45

Hello to all :D;
The second is clearly a Mercedes.
Thanks for shedding light on it Frankfurter :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Post by Bill Murray » 13 Mar 2013 22:10

Hi Tigre/Frankfurter:

I agree with Frankfurter, the vehicle pretty much has to be a 320.

What got me off the track was the double row of louvres in the motorhood which I found on many photos of the 1939 170V but until I really started researching, I did not find on the 320. Apparently, that design was also on the 1939 version of the 320, I just did not look far enough.

As well, and shame on me, I have not found yet a photo of a 170V with the side mounted spare wheel and I missed that completely in Tigre's photo. Probably 80% of the photos I have in my database or that you can find on Google of the 320 show that car with the side mounted spares. Perhaps the wheelbase of the 170V was too short to permit that sort of mounting.

Thanks, Frankfurter......

Bill

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Post by tigre » 13 Mar 2013 22:25

Thanks for the additional info Bill :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Soft skinned vehicles destroyed or damaged in battle.

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Mar 2013 09:26

Hi all,

A Bussing-NAG Type 500 truck (I think):

Image from Ebay
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Post by kerryboo » 14 Mar 2013 20:46

I do not know what this one is, but it has had better days!
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Re: Soft skinned vehicles destroyed or damaged in battle.

Post by Bill Murray » 14 Mar 2013 22:02

Hi Kerry:

Your latest has been a really fun challenge and although I am not through investigating yet, I will let you know what I have come up with and ask for some assistance.

My first reaction was that the car was a 1934 Buick Limited. This, due to the general appearance of the body and the distinctive engine hood louvres you can see on the folded hood. As well, the general outline of the grille area.

However.......the Buick had a Straight 8 engine and I think I remember the spark/ing plugs were on the left hand side.
Your photo shows what appears to be a V type engine and it looks like perhaps a row of maybe six openings for spark/ing plugs which might indicate a Cadillac V-12 of about the same date. Both cars had similar factory sedan type bodies with the distinctive rear quarter window design, similar mountings for the spare wheel, similar wire wheels and generally similar grilles.

As often stated here, I am no good with photo editing programs but if you could get a clearer image of the engine compartment, that might help to ID the car.

Since I did some Googling, here is a photo of a 1934 Buick Limited for reference.

Bill
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