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Post by Bill Murray » 04 Mar 2004 00:12

Christian has been kind enough to suggest I post this as a way of possibly organizing the posting of transport vehicle photos.

I fully realize that soft skins do not have the glamour of armour, aircraft, ships and artillery, but as has been posted many times on this board as well as hundreds of others, without some form of transportation, be it horses, cows, human backs or trucks none of the more dramatic machines of battle would be able to function.

In my case, this is my primary area of interest and I have been collecting whatever I could on the subject since 1966. Hopefully all of us can share a bit more of this important link in the chain of how military organizations work.

For now, I will try posting just one photo. I am not very good at all of this computer stuff (In the sixties, seventies and eighties all of us that were interested in military subjects had to use the mail/post which was pretty simple if slow). Anyway, here is a pic I thought interesting. It is a Roumanian Ford.

Did not work on first try.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 04 Mar 2004 00:22

Here's three FAMOs towing something big:
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Soft Skins

Post by MaisAlto » 04 Mar 2004 22:55

Just a few.
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Post by Bill Murray » 04 Mar 2004 23:39

I will try again. It seems every board has different rules for transferring images and I have to figure out each one independently.

Let's see
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Post by Bill Murray » 04 Mar 2004 23:42

That worked so will try a few more.
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And more...

Post by MaisAlto » 04 Mar 2004 23:51

A couple more.
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Post by Bill Murray » 05 Mar 2004 00:44

El Senhor Mais Alto:

Nothing to do with the forum stuff, but I was privileged to visit Lisboa a number of times when I was employed by AB Volvo and living in Sweden in the 1970's. A most lovely city, country as well, and the restaurants were probably the best in Europe. Great food, immense quantities and the quality was always first class. I will never forget my first "company meal" in Lisboa. It was suggested that I try a little beef, a little lamb and of course, some sea food. This meal was hosted by the Volvo importer for Portugal. In any case, I agreed and was served with three complete meals, one of each type. Being a young American, I decided I had to complete all three courses. I was ill for about two days, but I will never forget the quality of the food. It was the quantity, not the quality that made me ill plus probably rather too much Portuguese Wine.

To get back to the subject of military transport, little has been written about, few photos and no books that I am aware of, regarding Portuguese military transport. Not in the period covered here nor earlier or later.

Is it possible for you to provide or link me to sites that have photos of such vehicles as used by your country during the period 1930 to say 1950?

Sorry to the moderator for the off topic stuff, but, hell, you gotta do what you gotta do to get more "stuff".
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kfz

Post by Bayerlein spirit » 05 Mar 2004 12:19

Found on eBay
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Post by Xavier » 05 Mar 2004 17:11

@Bayerlein spirit
re: a401[1].JPG

the type of transport (a tractor pulling a personel trailer) is still used in today (2004) cuba. is the cuban version of "mass transit"

tractors are usually class 8 (american class eight) trucks with homemade trailers


addendum:
since the images are not relevant to the forum, I will post only a link to the google search of images for public transport in cuba: http://images.google.com.mx/images?q=pu ... +en+Google

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Post by Sander D » 06 Mar 2004 01:07

Also from E-bay

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Post by David Lehmann » 26 Mar 2004 02:11

26.PzD in Picardie (France) in 1943.

A classical Sd.Kfz.251/10 but note the Steyr 1500 on the right of the photo (Source = 39/45 French magazine).

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Post by Larrister » 26 Mar 2004 02:37

A couple of pics from my collection.
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Post by Porsche » 26 Mar 2004 23:01

Here's another tractor like the one that Sander posted, only this one's got tyres !
Does anyone know what make and model this is ???????
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Post by Bill Murray » 27 Mar 2004 00:56

Thanks for the continuing input my friends.

As to ID, Sander D A1-1 and Porsche 517 Are both Faun ZR vehicles. My references says that they were commissioned by the Luftwaffe but they may also have been conscripted from civil users. The number plate on Sander's looks to be civilian and the one on Porsche's post has been censored. They were supplied, it seems with both railroad steel wheels and regular wheel and tyre equipment as I have photos of the vehicle with the push/connect railroad equipment on the front but running on regular highway wheels/tyres.

Larristers photos are as follows. P8A shows two Horch 830 BL Kubel type cars. Photo P15A shows another of these and it is my belief that the vehicle on the left is certainly a Mercedes and most likely a 320 model.

I did not bother with the other photos as they show rather well known vehicle types.

Please keep these photos coming. All are new and unpublished and of great interest to not only myself but any others who enjoy soft skin vehicles.

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Post by Larrister » 27 Mar 2004 01:20

Hi Bill

Thanks for letting me know the makes and models of the cars in my photos. Have you looked at
viewtopic.php?t=45904 I posted more pics of vehicles from my collection there.

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