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Post by Davide Pastore » 12 Feb 2006 13:37

Juha Tompuri wrote:Traditional Finnish Eastern dessert, Mämmi.
It will be interesting to know more on the subject, particularly for my girlfriend which is one of the mainstays of the newsgroup rec.food.cooking :)

New question, identify the vehicle below.

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Post by Bill Murray » 12 Feb 2006 13:59

Davide:

Your car is an SS VA experimental light car of 1943-1945. It was intended to replace the motorcycle/side car combination vehicles.
SS is the initials for the Standard-Swallow company in England.
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Post by Davide Pastore » 12 Feb 2006 16:33

Bill Murray wrote:SS is the initials for the Standard-Swallow company in England.
In later years, better known as Jaguar.

Good. Your turn.

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Post by Bill Murray » 12 Feb 2006 16:46

Thank you Davide.
Actually, soft skins are about the only thing I have any knowledge about. Used to dabble in aircraft but strayed away from them.

Here is one. The vehicle may be known to many, but what country is using the truck and what is the armament?
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Post by Bill Murray » 13 Feb 2006 12:58

A very broad hint from an old but famous American restaurant commercial.

"Where's the Beef".
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Post by The Edge » 13 Feb 2006 13:55

Argentina?

Two times four water-cooled Browings in .30 Cal?

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Post by Bill Murray » 13 Feb 2006 15:01

Bingo!!!!

1940 GMC ACKW 6X6 used by the Argentinian Army.
I am no expert on weapons but I know they are air cooled Brownings. Whether .30 cal or .50 cal I do not know. If someone with more knowledge than I can verify the calibre, you are today's winner.
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Post by The Edge » 13 Feb 2006 22:31

Well, put me in flour and eggs, than roast me for 14 minutes...!

(A hint was too good to be a true, and I think these AAMGs are a bit too small to be a .50 Cal)

So, since I don't deserve such a honor, one easy question - identify this gun:
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Post by The Edge » 13 Feb 2006 22:35

Photo in next reply (hardwere problems)
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Post by The Edge » 13 Feb 2006 23:08

Here it is:
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Post by BIGpanzer » 14 Feb 2006 01:06

Unfortunately, artillery is not my main subject of interest, but could it be 75-mm Swedish Bofors M.34 mountain gun?

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Post by Michael Emrys » 14 Feb 2006 05:05

I'm thinking more along the lines of a Schneider Canon de 76 M (montagne) mle 1909.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 14 Feb 2006 05:08

Two repetitive posts by BIGpanzer were removed by moderator. (I trust that was okay with you, Bp?)

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Post by The Edge » 14 Feb 2006 08:50

BIGpanzer wrote:Unfortunately, artillery is not my main subject of interest, but could it be 75-mm Swedish Bofors M.34 mountain gun?
No. Belgian Bofors M.34 piece had rubber wheels and longer barrel, different schield, etc.
(This type of gun would make question TOO EASY; also, I think somebody already used it in this quiz)
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Post by The Edge » 14 Feb 2006 08:53

Michael Emrys wrote:I'm thinking more along the lines of a Schneider Canon de 76 M (montagne) mle 1909.
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Close, but we are talking WWII here. :wink:

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