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Color image...

Post by seekwhence » 08 Nov 2005 01:33

bzy16257 - I'm curious as to how you acquired that color image. I own the original slide and got it from the family of the veteran. Also, I have never published it. Please explain...!

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Post by Bill 13 » 08 Nov 2005 04:18

Dave

I have that photo on my computer as an e-bay auction . So it or a copy of it might have been sold on e-bay.
Or it could just be a copy from the auction post that resides on a site or the poster's computer...

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Post by MaisAlto » 08 Nov 2005 10:38

And maybe there was more than one "original"...

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Post by seekwhence » 08 Nov 2005 16:20

Sorry, there is only one original but there may be many copies. Evidently that is the case here. I am 100% sure I have the original. Please see the image below. I purposely scanned the original film to include the edge showing the Agfacolor moniker. Any post war or modern copy would not include this information. A period copy would probably have it but I have never seen two period, identical slides to compare side by side. Most of the copies I have seen are modern. That is what I think happened here. The original owner/photographer, family member or friend possibly made film copies after the war or even scanned them. That is what I think the eBay auction was selling. If I am wrong and anyone has an actual period copy of this slide, showing the Agfacolor moniker, I would be very interested to see it!

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Post by Bill Murray » 31 Jan 2006 23:30

Not much going on here, so a few photos to start it up again.
A MAN
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Post by Bill Murray » 31 Jan 2006 23:32

A beute GMC ex French
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Post by Bill Murray » 31 Jan 2006 23:33

And a Zis, I believe.
These three photos are from expired Ebay auctions.
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Post by modelltreff » 16 Feb 2006 19:42

Bill Murray wrote:And a Zis, I believe.
These three photos are from expired Ebay auctions.
bill
hi bill,

this rather looks like a YaG-6 truck to me

please have a look at the attachment :)

a good link for these trucks: http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/gall ... G.htm#YaG6

best regards,
ingo
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Post by Bill Murray » 16 Feb 2006 22:49

Thank you Ingo for both the correction and the link.
I must admit I am not strong in russian trucks. Usually, if it is not a Gaz I call it a Zis and my bluff works most of the time :lol:

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Post by modelltreff » 16 Feb 2006 23:34

Bill Murray wrote:...if it is not a Gaz I call it a Zis and my bluff works most of the time :lol:

Bill
that's good... :lol:

the site i submitted is somewhat awesome. there is a lot of info about other trucks (zis and gaz variants) as well...

so in the future you won't need to "bluff" again... :lol:

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Post by TISO » 17 Feb 2006 01:54

And a Zis, I believe.
You are right it's ZIS-6. Look at the details of the cab and engine cowl, mount for spare tire....
Good drawings ot the ZIS-5 (ZIS-6 is practicaly same with extra axle):
http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/gall ... /ZIS_5.htm
or check here: Soviet fuel trucks - especialy BZ-35 (first one is based on ZIS-6) and other ZIS-6 based at the bottom):
http://rkkaww2.armchairgeneral.com/gall ... l.htm#ZIS6

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Post by Bill Murray » 17 Feb 2006 02:15

OOOPS!!!

Has the famous Bill Murray bluff worked again??????????????????

If you are correct, Tiso, I live to bluff again 8)

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Post by Bill Murray » 03 Jun 2006 15:28

Just to keep this thread going.
Here is an Opel with enclosed body that you do not see very often.
Anyone know the exact purpose of this one? I know they were used as anything from workshop vehicles to post office vans to radio vans.
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Post by Sander D » 06 Jun 2006 19:16

Hi Bill,

Nice picture.

It's a radio van , just visable on the back of the truck is the antenne mounting .

Just like you said,it's not verry common to see a Opel radio truck with enclosed body.

I did some searching on the net,but i coulden't find a second picture of this vehicle.

Maybe One of a kind Bill ??????

Cheers

Sander

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Post by Bill Murray » 06 Jun 2006 22:49

Hi Sander:

I doubt that it is a one of a kind. According to Vanderveen's books and the German Manual D-600, this house type body was a standard multi-purpose body that was used for some 70 different types of roles and was mounted on not only the Opel 3 ton 3.6-6700-A and S but also the contemporary Mercedes 3 tonners and most likely a few more.

Even so, as we have noticed, not many photos about, particularly on ebay. I only found one more out of several hundred images I have stored on my PC and perhaps a half dozen in my various reference books.

Here is the other one which seems to be just.......a house body.
Bill
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