Vehicle identity requests

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by barbarossa28 » 24 Mar 2009 20:32

Hello Sturm, hello Bill,

the Henschel bus is not a Henschel type 38 S 2 - but this bus was based on its chassis. This type designation would fit to the lorry with normal wheelbase but not to a bus (the last number stands for the Wheelbase). The right type desigantion is Henschel type 38 S 3 N.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 24 Mar 2009 21:17

Thanks for the correction, Holger.

I should have stopped at 38 S :D

Bill

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Sturm78 » 25 Mar 2009 11:11

Hi all,

Thanks Holger. Another Wehrmacht truck unknown to me, next to a row of SdKfz 6 halftracks.
Image from Ebay

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 25 Mar 2009 12:29

Sometimes, I hate cammo photos.

Just to keep this one going, the closest I can come to is perhaps a Magirus and maybe an L 145 or the next smallest.
Looks to be a RW period photo to me.
Holger will surely know.
Bill

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by barbarossa28 » 25 Mar 2009 16:26

Hello Sturm, hello Bill,

I think this is a VOMAG 3 LR/LV with the early open standard driver's cab of the Wehrmacht, or possibly a 4 LR. The 3 LR/LV was made beginning in 1935. The side plates of the engine bonnet were rectangular contrary to the side plates of the predecessor model 3 Cz which were angular on the lower side. The lower part of the steering column was standing free contrary to the covered steering column of the 3 Cz.

There is a VOMAG 3 LR/LV with serial driver's cab on my side:

http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_ ... ___lv.html


Regards, Holger.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by SIS 5 » 25 Mar 2009 16:28

Hi Sturm, hi Bill,

this truck could be a Vomag. I cannot give the exact determination, but possibly the 3-ton-type 3 LR 443.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by TadPortly » 25 Mar 2009 20:43

Simply listed as WWII on eBay. Any ideas?

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 03 Apr 2009 21:20

From an auction on Ebay, the truck belongs to schwere Werfer Regt 2 on its way to destruction at Stalingrad. I can't decide what the truck is though !

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 03 Apr 2009 21:54

Hi Alan:

For the moment, I don't know either but I am working on it.

One thing, it is a civilian impressed vehicle in my opinion. i do not believe the German Forces had three way tippers in their normal inventory.

Bill

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by MrPeanut05 » 03 Apr 2009 23:29

Wondering about this one - is it amphibious?>
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 04 Apr 2009 13:40

Thanks Bill.

Mrpeanut, that is amphibious, a T38, I'll bet it didn't take long for it to throw that track with a missing return wheel !
Alan

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Keessmit » 04 Apr 2009 17:33

Alanmccoubrey wrote:From an auction on Ebay, the truck belongs to schwere Werfer Regt 2 on its way to destruction at Stalingrad. I can't decide what the truck is though !

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Hi, I guessed it could be a Tatra T27b truck as 3-way Meiller kippers were delivered to the Organisation Todt in the early war days. However the shape of the door and its window show that it cannot be a Tatra.
I don't know if any other light (WH) trucks were fitted with 3-way Meiller kippers.
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 04 Apr 2009 21:30

Hi Alan/Kees:
Still in the elimination process with no success.

Cannot be an Opel, wrong wheels and door glass, cannot be a Tatra, wrong door glass and it has a solid rear axle.

We need to concentrate on what little we can see of the rear wheels and the registration plate, which may be the best clue if I could just remember what country it came from. It does not appear German, although certainly civilian.

The thrill of the hunt, as always.

Bill

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by protze » 08 Apr 2009 12:46

Hi all,,
The unknown truck has a split rear axle. The Ford V3000 and his forerunners has such a rear axle. Perhaps there are other German trucks with such an axle.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 08 Apr 2009 13:11

Hi Protze:

Sorry for my possible wrong use of the term for the axle. I meant "swing" or "independent" rear axles which were found on Tatra vehicles.

The door glass is close to a Ford but this looks to me to be a heavier vehicle.
Also, I found other photos of German civilian registration plates that look like this one so I am still thinking a requesitioned civvie vehicle.
And......I still do not have a good answer.
Bill

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