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Post by Juha Tompuri » 22 Jan 2006 22:45

Bp,

Thanks for your very detailed and most correct answer :)
ANBO IV and ANBO 41 were the planes.
Over to Central Europe

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Post by BIGpanzer » 23 Jan 2006 11:53

Thanks, dear Juha!
Please, give the name of this vehicle............

It should be easy as this was a serial produced vehicle, not experimental :wink:

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Post by BIGpanzer » 23 Jan 2006 23:22

Juha, you wrote: "name both of airplanes for a bonus"...........
What is the bonus and how to get it? 8O ......... :lol:

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 24 Jan 2006 12:29

BIGpanzer wrote:Juha, you wrote: "name both of airplanes for a bonus"...........
What is the bonus and how to get it? 8O ......... :lol:
....How could I forget that :oops: :oops: :oops:
Well... here are some virtual Karelian pies with eggbutter to you as a bonus.
Bon Appétit
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If you ever happen to visit this part of the world, I'll get you some real ones too :)

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Post by BIGpanzer » 24 Jan 2006 15:50

Hello, Davide!
Yes, exactly! Nevertheless, not GAZ-05-0193, but GAZ-05-193. That was Soviet army HQ bus (years of serial production: 1936-1945, only 237 were produced as it was not usual civil bus but vehicle for high rank army officers and their HQ), during WWII the model with simplified wings and single headlight was produced (photo shows such model, year was ~1942). Also such buses were used as radiobuses, equipped with powerful army radiostations - http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/g/radio2.jpg Small amount were used also as ambulance buses.
To you!

Dear Juha! Your Karelian pies were wonderful :wink: Thanks a lot :wink: Excellent bonus! It is impossible to see this beauty before lunch time :D

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Post by Davide Pastore » 26 Jan 2006 18:29

BIGpanzer wrote:To you!
Name this very strange vehicle (it was so strange, it is the only one 4x3 I know - three driving wheels out of 4)

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Post by Davide Pastore » 27 Jan 2006 18:52

Hint #1: the two rear wheels (only the right one driven) of this curious contraption could turn 90° so as to permit a fast traverse of the gun.

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Post by BIGpanzer » 27 Jan 2006 20:42

Interesting design! I know several models of similar postWWII guns (Swedish, British, Soviet, French), but as for WWII-period - I don't know.............. :roll:
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Post by Michael Emrys » 28 Jan 2006 01:39

I bet it's Italian.

;) :D

Nice piece. Looks like ~75mm, maybe a former AA gun converted to the AT role. Muzzle brake is an interesting feature. The breach is unfamiliar. Must have been an experimental model designed too late to go into series production. I give.

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Post by Aufklarung » 28 Jan 2006 03:28

Hi

I was thinking it was an experimental version of the British 17pdr but couldn't nail that down. :(

Good question Davide. Any more hints?

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Post by David W » 28 Jan 2006 04:16

I think that it had an ecclesiastical name.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 28 Jan 2006 14:30

Hint #2: it is British (tested in 1943 - source says gun is "76mm" but IMHO it is probably a 17pdr) and it has not an ecclesiastic name.

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Post by BIGpanzer » 28 Jan 2006 17:36

Really interesting question.
In my literature sources I could find only the short description of experimental British field self-propelled gun (based on serial 17 pdr. L.58 QF anti-tank gun), which really had 4x3 chassis and its two rear wheels could turn 90° to permit a fast traverse of the gun. The description looks identical to the description, Davide gave to us. But my source doesn't give any photos to compare, only small paragraph in the text, and also according to this info that was a postWWII model :roll:

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Post by David W » 28 Jan 2006 18:09

I stand correceted.

was it Alecto or Alceto, something like that?

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