Axis Non-Armored Vehicles quiz

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Re: Axis Non-Armored Vehicles quiz

Post by Maxschnauzer » 07 Nov 2022 20:50

Hi Bert,
Thanks very much. You are right of course, and I don't know of a specific Kfz. number either. I thought my clue of a "standard looking vehicle", standard being one translation for einheits, might provoke a response, but nobody took the bait. Maybe it was too easy. Anyway it's your turn now to get this train back on track. :wink:
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Post by SIS 5 » 09 Nov 2022 19:05

Hi Max,

thank You. I will try to get this train back on track and I hope it will not be too difficult.
Let´s try it with this pic of a bus. Who can ID this bus of the Wehrmacht?

Best regards and much luck

Bert
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Post by SIS 5 » 11 Nov 2022 23:52

Hi,

it´s time to give a hint:
it is a German bus.

Good luck!

Bert

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 12 Nov 2022 05:29

Hi Bert,
I was thinking it may be an old Opel Blitz with a coachbuilt body but I'm not confident about that. The grille and light assembly kind of resemble this one:
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Post by SIS 5 » 12 Nov 2022 18:32

Hi M;ax,

yes, it is an Opel Blitz bus! Excellent! You reached the right conclusion, that the grille and light assembly kind of resemble the old Opel Blitz bus, built from 1934 until 1936 with different coachbuilt bodies like on this pic.
Please go on with the quiz!

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 13 Nov 2022 09:10

Hi Bert,
Thanks, I wasn't sure about that because the coachwork looked Benelux.
So lets try a passenger car this time:
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Post by Robturner » 14 Nov 2022 07:00

Hello Max.
I've studied the photograph carefully and the right hand drive suggests that it's a French manufacturer, the circular emblem on the grille suggests a Hotchkiss. Or am I (and not for the first time) barking up the wrong tree?
Regarding the Einheitsdiesel lorry a couple of rounds ago, I've tried to identify the manufacturer and I think that it's built by MAN. Is that correct?
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Post by SIS 5 » 14 Nov 2022 16:38

Hi Rob,

an interesting question, but it is impossible to say which company produced this truck.
It´s true, that the diesel engine type HWA 526 D with a power of 80 HP was developed by MAN in cooperation with Henschel and the Humboldt-Deutzmotoren AG, but the Einheitsdiesel was made absolutely identical by all nine manufacturers: Borgward, Büssing-NAG, Daimler-Benz, FAUN, Henschel, Krupp, Magirus, MAN and VOMAG.

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 14 Nov 2022 20:36

Robturner wrote:
14 Nov 2022 07:00
Hello Max.
I've studied the photograph carefully and the right hand drive suggests that it's a French manufacturer, the circular emblem on the grille suggests a Hotchkiss. Or am I (and not for the first time) barking up the wrong tree?
Hi Rob,
Actually you are barking up two trees, one right (French) and one wrong (Hotchkiss). But you are pretty close in that it is also a lesser known automaker.
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Post by Robturner » 14 Nov 2022 20:43

Max,
I'll find another tree to bark up!
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Post by Robturner » 14 Nov 2022 20:56

Hello Bert.
My thanks for your reply to my question concerning the Einheitsdiesel. I spent time studying pictures of the various types and trying to identify detail differences between the manufacturers, not realising that the types were all identical.
I should have paid attention to the word 'standard'!
We say 'You're never too old to learn' and I've learnt something interesting and useful on my 70th birthday.
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Post by SIS 5 » 15 Nov 2022 00:14

Hi Rob,

sorry, I forgot to tell You that MAN exported Einheitsdiesel to Bulgaria with the emblem of MAN like on this pic.

Congratulation and best regards

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Post by Robturner » 15 Nov 2022 06:29

Thank you for that, Bert.
Rob.

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Post by Maxschnauzer » 15 Nov 2022 08:34

Thanks from me also, Bert. I never knew that
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Re: Axis Non-Armored Vehicles quiz

Post by kerryboo » 15 Nov 2022 18:46

Hi Max,
Your car is a Licorne Type A163 of 1939. Previous Corre-Licorne models were built using Citroen body shell and engine, but with styling differences and, most interestingly, rear-wheel drive, unlike the "parent" Traction Avant.
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