Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Bill Murray » 16 Jun 2014 21:27

Hi All:

Well, this thread is 8 years sleeping so I thought I would wake it up again.

First post is an ID question. I know the vehicles are 1937-1938 Chevrolets, panel trucks and 4 door convertible kubel type vehicles.
These are the only such photos I have ever seen, I got them off the internet last week, and wonder if anyone can add any details.
As there are several photos, I will split them into two posts.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Bill Murray » 16 Jun 2014 21:29

Next group.
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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Bill Murray » 16 Jun 2014 22:22

Here are some more from the archives since 2006.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Bill Murray » 16 Jun 2014 22:26

A few more.
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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Sturm78 » 30 Jun 2014 14:59

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this truck posted by Bill on 16 Jun 2014 ? Raba-Mercedes ??? :? :? Any information ?

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby SIS 5 » 01 Jul 2014 14:56

Hi Bill, hi Sturm 78,

first I want to thank You, Bill, sincerely for this extraordinary pic. The one and only pic of this truck I have seen till now. I think it is a Rába Super, a truck for 3,5-tons, 444 were built from 1936 until 1942 under Austro-Fiat license (source of the information: "Historic Military Vehicles Directory" by Bart Vanderveen.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Bill Murray » 01 Jul 2014 18:02

Hi Bert:

Sadly, I think we are both wrong. I accepted the description when I downloaded that photo, the only one I have of that vehicle type, and only after your question did I start investigating. I could not find any more photos of that type, but found several written descriptions of the MAVAG-Mercedes and one photo caption identified the truck as a MAVAG, not a RABA.
Further, MAVAG had a fairly long relationship with Mercedes which I do not believe RABA did.

I am still looking and I hope Denes Bernad is looking on and can perhaps help us out on this one.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby peeved » 01 Jul 2014 20:47

The closest I can find is a 35 M Rába AFi 1,5 tonner. Photo from A Magyar Királyi Honvédség fegyverzete by Attila Bonhardt, Gyula Sárhidai and László Winkler.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby Bill Murray » 01 Jul 2014 21:03

Hejsan Markus and Hi Bert and Sturm:

Well, the mystery deepens. Below is another photo of what is said to be a Raba AFi 35M but the original poster was not sure.
I also found your photo today and it seems to be a fairly "positive" identification.

Certainly, all of the photos we have been discussing seem to be the same vehicle type so it pretty much has to be one or the other.
Using the original listing at the beginning of this thread, the only other MAVAG-Mercedes photo I have found so far shows a fairly normal looking "Mercedes looking" LO 2000 or 2500. In that case, it may well be a licensed Austro-Fiat we are dealing with.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby SIS 5 » 09 Sep 2014 16:58

Hi Dénes,

here a pic of a Krupp L 2 H 143 of the Hungarian army.

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30

Postby bocage_44 » 16 Sep 2014 19:49

Bill, I believe the top photograph in post #18 is a Polish Fiat 508

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Postby Sturm78 » 19 Aug 2015 23:04

Hi all,

I found this image on Fortepan archives: Opel Blitz trucks in service with Hungarian Army at works.
Was the Opel Blitz manufactured in Hungary during WW2 ?? :?

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Postby Sturm78 » 22 Aug 2015 23:05

Nobody??

Well, can somebody identify these vehicles ?? :?

Image from Fortepan archive
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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Postby Pz III » 23 Aug 2015 14:52

Sturm these are Skoda Popular Command cars

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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Postby Bill Murray » 24 Aug 2015 19:15

Hi Sturm/Pz III:

Here are two good detail photos of the Skoda.

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