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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Pz III » 11 Aug 2019 16:08

Hi Ali
It looks to be a 1937 Chevrolet Master deluxe sedan 2 door.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by kerryboo » 15 Aug 2019 08:17

Hello all,
Here are three vehicles which I would like to be identified if possible please.
Many thanks,
Kerry.
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Jose85 » 15 Aug 2019 10:04

Hi Kerry,
the first one-some early Tatra truck, my guess T27
https://www.tatraportal.sk/?ukaz=popisky/t27_sk&lang=sk

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Post by Jose85 » 15 Aug 2019 10:26

And one mine to identify/confirm
That van, the big gap between body and running boards and straight bottom line looks very Mopar. My guess 1937 Plymouth PT50, but the body on that unknown truck looks higher, still in very "American" style for Euro coachbuilt one?
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Post by kerryboo » 15 Aug 2019 22:17

Thank you Jose,
Kerry.

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 17 Aug 2019 03:25

Pz III wrote:
11 Aug 2019 16:08
Hi Ali
It looks to be a 1937 Chevrolet Master deluxe sedan 2 door.
Thank you Pz III

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Maxschnauzer » 17 Aug 2019 04:13

Consider this Funkmastkraftwagen: A DMG "Michael" UHF antenna mounted on the Mercedes Benz L 4500 A chassis.
DMG Michael_ MB L 4500 A --.png
DMG Michael_ MB L 4500 A -.png
DMG Michael_ MB L 4500 A .png
I am unable to reconcile this arrangement with the Kfz. Numbers for the other listed Funkmastkraftwagen platforms.
Kfz. 68- l. gl. Lkw., m.gl. Lkw., l. Lkw.
Kfz. 301-m. lgl. Lkw.
Kfz. 311-l. Lkw.(Einheits Diesel)
kfz. 305/25- I have no reference photos but the 305 series seems to be based on a m.gl. Lkw. or m. Lkw. platform, primarily the Blitz 3,6.
My question is what is the appropriate Kfz. designation for this vehicle, if any?
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by SIS 5 » 17 Aug 2019 23:14

Hi Max,

a very interesting question. I think it is a Kfz. 311 radio mast motor vehicle with a Magirus 30 meter telescope mast for the directional radio system "Michael". I have found in the "Betriebsvorschriften Luftnachrichtentruppe" the following text about vehicles and load of a "leichter Richtverbindungstrupp (mot)": among the four vehicles one radio mast vehicle: Kfz. 301, Kfz. 68 or Kfz. 311 (neuer Art).
The most similar vehicle to the Mercedes-Benz on Your pics is for me the Kfz. 311 Einheitsdiesel. Here two pics of this vehicle.

Best regards

Bert
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Post by Maxschnauzer » 18 Aug 2019 03:29

Hi Bert,
Thank you very much for your reply, and I regret my inability to read German :( . I have had these tentatively classified as Kfz. 311 in my files, due to the resemblance, as you say, to the Magirus platform. But by careful reading of Holger's commentaries there is no place for a truck as heavy as the L 4500 in any of the given classifications. So I had second thoughts.
Thanks also for the pictures, I have not seen those before.
Cheers,
Max

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by the Rocketman » 19 Aug 2019 15:18

Bert,

Thanks for the extra info on this radio truck.

Bert

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by SIS 5 » 19 Aug 2019 17:28

Hi Kerry,

to the truck on Ypour third pic You posted. Could it be a GMC from the model 1931?

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Bert

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by kerryboo » 19 Aug 2019 22:36

Hi Bert,
That may well be a possibility, but at the moment I have not found any six=wheel GMC truck references. I will do some more research, thank you for the pointer.
Cheers,
Kerry.

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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by Hoss65 » 20 Aug 2019 11:31

Some photos of 6 wheel GMC trucks. I believe the first is a 1931 (with Budd wheels). The others are 1932 models.
1931 GMC 6 wheeler.jpg
1932 GMC Getty.jpg
1932 GMC 6 wheel.jpg
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Re: Vehicle identity requests

Post by SIS 5 » 20 Aug 2019 14:05

Hi Hoss,

thank You very much for posting these pics of GMC trucks.

Now I need Your help. Can You ID this captured semi-trailer truck?
Thanks in advance.

Bert
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Post by Maxschnauzer » 24 Aug 2019 09:49

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I wonder if there are any further thoughts on this vehicle which was previously discussed here:viewtopic.php?f=47&t=73232&p=2024235&hi ... n#p2024235
95_kammerkraftwagen opel kfz. 95.jpg
Based on this picture which has since been withdrawn from Holger's site, the consensus was that it was a Kfz. 95 Kammerkraftwagen. However based on the description given here:http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Hauptseit ... erkw_.html (in English translation) that
the vehicles were used to transport and provide larger quantities of decontaminated clothing and other equipment in gas-tight chambers.
it would seem that the truck pictured does not in any way fit that description.
To me it looks more like some kind of heating/ventilation truck with what appears to be an intake fan on the side (behind the tall man in this pic) and an extendable chimney on the roof. But that is just guess.

Has anyone discovered any further info on this strange vehicle?
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