Vehicle identity requests

Discussions on the vehicles used by the Axis forces. Hosted by Christian Ankerstjerne
User avatar
Sander D
Member
Posts: 1597
Joined: 14 Apr 2003 15:09
Location: The Netherlands

Post by Sander D » 16 May 2005 18:43

I was searching in my e-bay files when i came acros this picture of a mercedes truck type ???????.

Picture comes from a long expired E bay sale.

Regards

Sander
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by Sander D on 16 May 2005 19:37, edited 1 time in total.

Bill Murray
Member
Posts: 6341
Joined: 08 Jan 2004 23:22
Location: Georgia USA

Post by Bill Murray » 16 May 2005 19:02

Wow, Sander, that is a stumper.

A bit of book searching would indicate it is not built on a normal truck chassis, unless the whole thing is a sort of umbau wagen built from scratch on an older chassis. None of the normal trucks had a split windscreen, for example.
I have a theory that it is an umbau wagen built off of a bus or fire appliance chassis.
The guys on the Wermacht Awards Forum might know. It would seem to be a 2000 or 2600 series if my hunch is correct..
Bill

User avatar
Sander D
Member
Posts: 1597
Joined: 14 Apr 2003 15:09
Location: The Netherlands

Post by Sander D » 01 Jun 2005 22:43

Here's a other interresting truck picture (e-bay),

Some sort of field modification,it looks like steal plates to me.

Or is it a atrappe truck???

Regards

Sander
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Bill Murray
Member
Posts: 6341
Joined: 08 Jan 2004 23:22
Location: Georgia USA

Post by Bill Murray » 02 Jun 2005 14:49

My, Sander, You do come up with some hard ones.
Well, in the first photo I can say that the vehicle in the rear is a 1935 Ford, very Dutch looking.
The vehicle in question seems to be based on a fairly small 6X4 commercial chassis which was, I think, not very common in Holland. It could then be a DAF Ford or Chev. I am assuming the vehicle was used by the Police or Fire departments. As far as I can tell, the vehicle is more camouflaged than armoured which would fit with your atrappe theory. Do you have any other information or supporting photos to give us more clues?
Cheers
Bill

Bill Murray
Member
Posts: 6341
Joined: 08 Jan 2004 23:22
Location: Georgia USA

Post by Bill Murray » 06 Jun 2005 19:46

The question for today is actually a part of a vehicle. A friend on another forum site is trying to find an original photo of a German Kubel with this unusual type of side window wind deflector. Several of us have searched extensive data bases and all of the vehicles we have found with side wind deflectors have basically the same totally rectangular piece of glass. Note that this one is slightly curved or slanted and is definitely not rectangular in shape.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Bill
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
bzy16257
Member
Posts: 103
Joined: 25 May 2005 03:30
Location: Asia

Post by bzy16257 » 17 Jun 2005 08:09


User avatar
Ace31
Member
Posts: 976
Joined: 20 Dec 2004 17:41
Location: Modena - Italy

Post by Ace31 » 17 Jun 2005 08:20

bzy16257 wrote:Are they Panzer III or II(Luchs)? :?


This is a prototype PzKpfw III Ausf G/H with FAMO suspensions

User avatar
Sander D
Member
Posts: 1597
Joined: 14 Apr 2003 15:09
Location: The Netherlands

Post by Sander D » 17 Jun 2005 20:41

One more bill


The firts picture was posted some years a go on an other forum ,it was said that it was a mobile comando centre !!!!!

Last night i came a cros the second picture,the vehicles look the same they don't have the windows on uper side of the trucks.

Like the last picture said they used the trucks for a exhibition of the four years plan ,where these truck rebuild as a mobile comando centre !!!


Cheers

Sander
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Bill Murray
Member
Posts: 6341
Joined: 08 Jan 2004 23:22
Location: Georgia USA

Post by Bill Murray » 23 Jun 2005 12:03

Sander:
Your truck is a Buessing, just like that strange one pulling the exhibition trailer in Russia.
Cheers
Bill

User avatar
liki
Member
Posts: 22
Joined: 04 Jun 2003 15:18
Location: Basque Country

Post by liki » 30 Jun 2005 14:04

what is this?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Bill Murray
Member
Posts: 6341
Joined: 08 Jan 2004 23:22
Location: Georgia USA

Post by Bill Murray » 30 Jun 2005 14:16

Morning liki:
Your photo is of the production version of the Austrian ADMK manufactured by Steyr 1935-1938.
Total production 334 according to Bart Vanderveen's books. It was used as a platform for a machine gun with 5,000 rounds of ammunition or to transport troops. Could also tow a fair amount.
Saludos
Bill

User avatar
ChrisMAg2
Member
Posts: 628
Joined: 04 Aug 2003 08:26
Location: Hannover, Germany or Manila, Philippines

Post by ChrisMAg2 » 30 Jun 2005 14:25

liki wrote:what is this?


Sometimes it is helpful to read the caption: "österreichisches Maschinengewehr-Karrette" or translated "austrian (small) MG carrier".

User avatar
liki
Member
Posts: 22
Joined: 04 Jun 2003 15:18
Location: Basque Country

Post by liki » 30 Jun 2005 14:57

Yes, you are right. I`m sorry but I don`t know german.
Thanks for the explanation.

User avatar
ChrisMAg2
Member
Posts: 628
Joined: 04 Aug 2003 08:26
Location: Hannover, Germany or Manila, Philippines

Post by ChrisMAg2 » 30 Jun 2005 16:44

Liki,
you don't have to be sorry and I didn't mean to offend you.
"Sometimes the obvious is just not visible!" Happens to me to, once in a while... :D

User avatar
Sander D
Member
Posts: 1597
Joined: 14 Apr 2003 15:09
Location: The Netherlands

Post by Sander D » 06 Jul 2005 10:28

What for truck is visible on the right side of this photo,e-bay pic of some years a go

If you look at the unit marking of that truck it look like a man sitting on a rocket?????,
but i cant connect the unit marking it with the mecanisim that's on the back of the truck.

Regards

Sander
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “The Ron Klages Panzer & other vehicles Section”