Vehicle identity requests

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by _das_reich » 24 Nov 2009 23:53

Whilst not a rare vehicle, I just wanted to ask about the markings and armament on this Bren carrier.

This photo appears in the book:

Frontkämpfer - hart wie Stahl: Das Waffen-SS Regiment Deutschland 1934-1945

Apparently this photo was taken in 1940 during the Low Countries campaign and depicts members of the Waffen-SS "Deutschland" Regiment in a captured Bren Carrier.

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The front glacis plate has had a white Balkan cross painted on it, on the right fender, either a 'G' or '6' has been painted on. What would this signify?

Also, what kind of armament is this?

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide.

-Tristan

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Larrister » 25 Nov 2009 02:35

The number could be "16" and beside it is the organizational symbol for a motorized infantry platoon.

Larry

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by fireindi64 » 25 Nov 2009 11:48

Bill Murray wrote:Hi Sturm:

Based on the arrangement of the cooling louvres in the hood/bonnet, the shape of the radiator guard and the type of wheels, I would agree with you that your personnel transport truck is a Benz L4500 S version.

Bill
Hello Bill

I think sturms pic is a MB L4500 A
Look at the man without a cap, between his legs. Oh no! a little bit deeper :wink: you see 2 screws with a short distance.
please compare it with this front axels

http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_ ... 500_a.html

http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_ ... 500_s.html

both MB are from Holgers site.

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Henning

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by fireindi64 » 25 Nov 2009 11:57

Sean N wrote:
fireindi64 wrote:"Gestelle für Kabelrollen"

Hi Henning,

= 'Racks for cable reels'


Sean
Thanks Sean

Yesterday i got only a few minutes for answering. It was very hectic at work

regards
Henning

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Sturm78 » 26 Nov 2009 12:53

Hi all,

More PKWs for Id.:

Image 1: I think Adler Typ 12 and BMW R11 or R4 motorcycle
Image 2: Wanderer W11 2.5L or Mercedes-Benz Typ260
Image 3: Wanderer W11 2.5L or Mercedes-Benz Typ260

Images from Ebay

Regards Sturm78
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 26 Nov 2009 15:38

Hi Tristan:

I am fairly sure the weapon on your Bren Carrier is a BOYS AT rifle.
Bill
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by barbarossa28 » 26 Nov 2009 19:20

Hello Sturm78.

1: Adler type 12N-RW
2 & 3: Mercedes-Benz type Stutgart 260

Here's an overview of Kübelwagen on my site:

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

Regards, Holger.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by peeved » 26 Nov 2009 22:16

fireindi64 wrote:Hello,good morning

Can anybody help me identify that trailer?
Is it a real maintance trailer or a engineer trailer, for example for "Sturmboote"???

best regards
Henning
Hi Henning,

Re: your trailer question from 24.10. saw an eBay.de photo showing a trailer very similar to yours with a captured French plane aboard. Since the eBay photo was shot in France and your trailer had rather French wheels I suspect it was originally Armée de l'Air equipment.

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Markus
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Sturm78 » 27 Nov 2009 12:45

Thank you very much, Holger. :D Your page is very helpful but there are times I doubt yet to identify some vehicles.

Various trucks from Ebay and warrelics.eu:

Image 1: VOMAG truck but, What model? Type 4, 5 or 6 LR?
Image 2: Henschel Typ33 or Krupp L3H63-163? Kfz.?? :?
Image 3: :?

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by SIS 5 » 27 Nov 2009 16:46

Hi Sturm,

my thoughts to the trucks You posted:
pic 1: Vomag 6 LR
pic 2: Krupp L 3 H 63
pic 3: Faun L 4 (please compare with the pics on the site of Holger Erdmann: kfzderwehrmacht.de

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Bert

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by garlock » 27 Nov 2009 21:32

Hello all,
Is the vehicle towing the artillery piece a Chatillon-Panhard? Is the towing structure integral to the vehicle model, or is it added?

thanks,
John
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by carius » 29 Nov 2009 10:27

Found interesting,but unknown for me vehicle!???
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Bill Murray » 29 Nov 2009 14:24

Hi George:

Your Propaganda vehicle is a Ford. I have seen several photos of Ford BB busses with this type of grille over the years.
Also see the main headlamps which seem to come from the 1937 Passenger Car.

Bill
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by carius » 29 Nov 2009 14:50

Many thanks Bill! :D

Best regards
George

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Sturm78 » 30 Nov 2009 12:45

Hi all,

Bert, thank you very much for your answer. As the Faun L4 truck is difficult to confirm 100%.

Here, other 3 images for Id.:

Image 1: I think Ford BB perhaps
Image 2: DB, BN or Magirus?
Image 3: I think Mecedes-Benz G3a probably

Image from Ebay

Regards Sturm78
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