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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Reichskriegsgericht » 17 Jan 2015 11:06

Maxschnauzer wrote:But I'm equally curious aout the nationality of the soldiers in the pic with the Wehrmacht NCO.
IMHO, the German Soldier is a signals officer (see shoulder straps and the patch on his arm), the solder behind him should be a Bulgarian officer, the other men are serbian soldiers. So the picture would be taken in April 1941 during the Balkans campaign.

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Maxschnauzer » 17 Jan 2015 23:31

Thanks for the info, Reichskriegsgericht! From the apprehensive looks on their faces I thought they must be POW's.
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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Jan 2015 06:38

Can someone identify the bike even with the rasputitsa all over it?

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Maxschnauzer » 18 Jan 2015 07:33

It looks like a BMW R75 that needs a bath! :lol:
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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Jan 2015 09:33

Hahaha indeed. Thank you again Max...

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Reichskriegsgericht » 18 Jan 2015 14:49

Maxschnauzer wrote:Thanks for the info, Reichskriegsgericht! From the apprehensive looks on their faces I thought they must be POW's.
You are right, the serbian soldiers are POW. The Bulgarians and Germans however were Allies and fought together in that campaign.

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 25 Jan 2015 09:48

Hi Kerry,

to Your question about the motorcycle (16th January): Your suspicion is right: it is an Austrian motorcycle, a Puch 792ccm with a horizontally mounted opposed 4 cylinder engine, built 1936 - 1938. About 550 were produced for the Austrian army and other departments. Here a pic (source of the information and the pic: "Von A wie Ardie bis Z wie Zündapp" by Horst Hinrichsen.

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 25 Jan 2015 09:56

Hi Alif,

to Your question about the motorcycle (also 16th January): it is also an Austrian Puch, her it could be the type GS 350ccm, built 1938. Here also a pic from the same source: "Von A wie Ardie bis Z wie Zündapp" by Horst Hinrichsen.

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 25 Jan 2015 13:04

Great! Thank you Bert...

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by kerryboo » 25 Jan 2015 15:31

Hello Bert,
Thank you for the reply. However, the engine set-up is very different to mine, but I went to a Puch site and think I found the exact model. I think the 'bike is a 500cc Luxus of 1938 or so. It has a 2-cylinder, in-line, two-stroke engine.
What do you think? Certainly without your push in the right direction I would still be lost, so, many, many thanks once again,
All the best,
Kerry.

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 Jan 2015 23:21

BMW R12?

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Maxschnauzer » 26 Jan 2015 23:36

AlifRafikKhan wrote:BMW R12?

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Hi Alif,
I believe it's an R11.
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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 Jan 2015 23:40

Thank you Max...

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Feb 2015 11:36

Hi all,

Two images from EBay:

Image 1: NSU 501 TS ??? :?
Image 2: BMW R12

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Re: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 04 Feb 2015 14:39

Hi Sturm 78,

You are totally right, the motorcycle on the first pic is a NSU type 501 TS.

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