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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Keessmit » 04 Mar 2009 23:55

Something different
Here is a extremely galant semi-convertible, supplied with WL-3444435 plates. Please name brand, model, engine type, number of cylinders and the well-known German user of the car.
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Keessmit » 05 Mar 2009 00:08

A better 2nd photo
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 05 Mar 2009 02:28

Definitely not easy Kees:

First guess, Lancia Astura with body by Pinin Farina.
Second guess, a Fiat 2800 of the same era.
Last guess, and Alfa Romeo 2300, again same era.

For sure, in my opinion, a coach built Italian vehicle and I have no idea about the passenger.

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Keessmit » 07 Mar 2009 14:10

Hi Bill
According to my informer who based his knowledge on Simon Moore's "The immortable 2.9" (latest edition) its an unique car based on the Alfa Romeo 8c 2900 with Two! V12 engines fitted. It was used by Fieldmarshall von Rundstedt in the years 1941-1943. When in 1943 one of the carbs caught fire, the engines were sent back to Italy and never returned. The body remained in Austtria and was demolished. The front seats are still owned by the last owner; he has put them in his office. One engine disappeared while the other one is on show in the Alfa Museum.
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 07 Mar 2009 14:24

Thank you Kees.

It is rather funny, I was doing more research this morning on your photos and had eliminated both Lancia and Fiat, although one can find many very similar vehicles in those two stables, and had settled on Alfa Romeo.

Five minutes before your post, I had just joined the US Alfa Romeo Club "Alfa Forum" to do further research on the 2900 vehicle. Might have even come up with the answer in an hour or two.

Since I was not correct, perhaps you should post another Quiz photo.

BTW, I will post your photo and history of this car on the Alfa Forum to see if more information can be obtained.
They seem to be a very knowledgable group.
Bill

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Mar 2009 22:15

Hi all,

after a break of a few days I think we can go on with the quiz. So I will post a pic with a vehicle You can ID .

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Bert
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 17 Mar 2009 22:24

Hi Bert:

It is a Tatra 111 from 1944.

Same photo appears in the book "Tatra Nakladni Automobily 1898-1972".

You are usually a tough guy when it comes to ID questions, so I will give it back to you again to test us harder.
Bill

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Keessmit » 17 Mar 2009 23:25

This very T 111 was a special version to transport horses
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Bill Murray » 17 Mar 2009 23:32

Hi Kees:

Just for fun, the words in the Tatra book are "pro pieprovu koni"

Does that have to do with horses???

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by Keessmit » 17 Mar 2009 23:42

Well, I looked it up in a CZ-GB dictionary and "koni" means "'horses"
But Bill, its a nice try, it keeps my memory sharp. I have to admit that I was afraid that the dictionary would say something else.
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Mar 2009 00:01

Hi Bill, hi Kees,

You are right, congratulations. I took the pic out of the booklet "Samochody Wehrmachtu vol. IV" by Janusz Ledwoch. The text to the pic: A Tatra T 111 truck for horse transport.

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Mar 2009 00:17

Hi all,

to the suggestion of Bill I will post another pic for You, a truck fitted with a snow ploug.

Redards

Bert
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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by einheitsdiesel » 18 Mar 2009 14:31

Hello, nice photo of a Einheitsdiesel! !

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by SIS 5 » 18 Mar 2009 17:09

Hi Einheitsdiesel,

You are right, of course. I assume You are an expert for Einheitsdiesel-trucks because of Your name in this forum.
The source of the pic with the Einheits-Diesel: "Samochody Wehrmachtu vol. IV" by Janusz Ledwoch.
So it´s Your turn. Please, go on!

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Bert

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Re: The official AHF Panzers & other vehicles quiz thread

Post by einheitsdiesel » 18 Mar 2009 19:23

Hello Bert, on the photo an other Einheitsdiesel with snow ploug.

You are correct, I have an Einheitsdiesel and it is one of my favorites!
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