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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by nebelwerferXXX » 20 Nov 2010 12:50

Hello! Why was it that almost all the photos have no descriptions? As a viewer, I cannot understand why so many tanks, APCs, gun tractors, trucks and jeeps that were always posted without any explanations. I presumed that almost all the photos were all taken in France 1940-44 before the D-Day landings? Only Hotchkiss, Renault, Somua, Char, Panhard, Unic etc. etc. Thanks!

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by AVV » 20 Nov 2010 13:28

Hello!
nebelwerferXXX wrote:Why was it that almost all the photos have no descriptions?
Well, sometimes it's just impossible to give accurate info on all these aspects - especially, when the photo is not signed. So, all this info can be just the assumptions of those who research this topic. The only thing that can be stated for sure is the type of the vehicle.

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by nebelwerferXXX » 20 Nov 2010 13:36

AVV wrote:Hello!
nebelwerferXXX wrote:Why was it that almost all the photos have no descriptions?
Well, sometimes it's just impossible to give accurate info on all these aspects - especially, when the photo is not signed. So, all this info can be just the assumptions of those who research this topic. The only thing that can be stated for sure is the type of the vehicle.

Best regards, Aleks
Hello! AVV...thank you!

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by peeved » 20 Nov 2010 20:27

Peugeot van and Renault (Source eBay.de).

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by Luftflotte2 » 21 Nov 2010 04:38

UE carriers.
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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by peeved » 21 Nov 2010 18:13

Laffly (Source eBay.de).

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by SIS 5 » 21 Nov 2010 19:40

Hi Markus,

thank You very much for posting this pic of a really rare vehicle of Laffly. In the book "L´automobile sous l´uniforme" by Francois Vauvillier I´ve found this vehicle, as I think. It is the type S 15 L, ordered by the French airforce in 1939. Vauvillier writes, that there were ordered only 30 of this telephone communication vehicle. I´ll post the pic out of the book.

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by peeved » 21 Nov 2010 23:18

Hi Bert,

And thanks for the complete ID.

Citroen (Source eBay.de).

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by carius » 23 Nov 2010 05:44

Peugeot

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by carius » 23 Nov 2010 06:02

Citroen and Renault

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by carius » 23 Nov 2010 09:08

Citroens

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by carius » 23 Nov 2010 09:12

Citroens

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Re: Citroen

Post by nebelwerferXXX » 23 Nov 2010 09:53

Citroen cars, Citroen trucks, Citroen gun tractors and Citroen armored half-tracks? How many were in service in the 1940 French Army?

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by SIS 5 » 23 Nov 2010 16:59

Hi Nebelwerfer,

to Your question I can only give the figures for the trucks (source: David Lehmann: 1939 - 1940 French Armament):
Citroen type 23: 12.500
Citroen type 45: about 4.000 .

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Re: Captured & converted French equipments in axis service

Post by nebelwerferXXX » 24 Nov 2010 10:43

SIS 5 wrote:Hi Nebelwerfer,

to Your question I can only give the figures for the trucks (source: David Lehmann: 1939 - 1940 French Armament):
Citroen Type 23: 12,500
Citroen Type 45: about 4,000

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Bert
Hello SIS 5...thanks!

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