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 30/45

Post by Sturm78 » 03 Nov 2017 18:14

Hi all,

Ford M1939 hungarian truck but this seems a special variant....Does somebody knows the exact purpose of this truck ? :?

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

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Nov 2017 17:15

Nobody ??

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

Post by Orlov » 28 Jul 2019 20:23

Bill Murray wrote:
16 Jun 2014 21:29
Next group. Bill
And back to the mysterous vehicle of 1. War Correspondent (Propaganda) Company, which emblem visible on rear door.
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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Post by Sturm78 » 04 Jan 2020 16:27

Hi all,

A Ford 39M Hungarian truck with 3-axles. Does somebody have any information about this conversion ? :?
Marmon-Herrington axles and 6x4 wheel drive ??

Was this conversion realized in Hungary with kits bought in US ??

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

Post by Nimrod7 » 19 Jan 2020 17:35

It is a 6 x 6. There is a differential housing on the front axle.

The Marmon Herrington kits were licence built. According to Peter Mujzer in his book Huns on Wheels the Hungarians purchased a Marmon Herrington licence and converted 820 Ford trucks.

Carrying CV33 tankette and another on the trailer.

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

Post by Nimrod7 » 19 Jan 2020 18:28

Orlov wrote:
28 Jul 2019 20:23
Bill Murray wrote:
16 Jun 2014 21:29
Next group. Bill
And back to the mysterous vehicle of 1. War Correspondent (Propaganda) Company, which emblem visible on rear door.
WEG_29_AUTO.jpg
I think this one is a Chevrolet. If you look above the broken headlight you can just make out the Chevrolet emblem.

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

Post by Sturm78 » 19 Jan 2020 20:11

Nimrod7 wrote
It is a 6 x 6. There is a differential housing on the front axle.

The Marmon Herrington kits were licence built. According to Peter Mujzer in his book Huns on Wheels the Hungarians purchased a Marmon Herrington licence and converted 820 Ford trucks.

Carrying CV33 tankette and another on the trailer.
Thank you very much for your information, Nimrod7.
Do you know the total quatity of Ford M1939 trucks manufactured in Hungary ?

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

Post by Nimrod7 » 19 Jan 2020 23:19

According to the book I mentioned the Hungarians purchased 1000 Ford V8 2.5t trucks from America and 785 from Germany in 1938.

820 of these were rebuilt under the Marmon Herrington licence.

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

Post by Maxschnauzer » 20 Jan 2020 09:06

Hello all,
I'm new to this thread. Was anything ever determined about the provenance of the 37-'38 Chevy "vans" Bill Murray asked about in post #16? They look rather like '38 Suburbans with European four door bodies:
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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Post by Nimrod7 » 20 Jan 2020 12:44

I can not say for sure but Chevrolets were licence built in Poland in the late 1930's so that would seem to be a likely source.

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

Post by Maxschnauzer » 20 Jan 2020 22:41

Thank you, Nimrod7.
That make sense. They were most likely built by this firm:
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Re: Soft-skin vehicles in service with the Hungarian Army 30/45

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Jan 2020 22:57

Nimrod7 wrote
According to the book I mentioned the Hungarians purchased 1000 Ford V8 2.5t trucks from America and 785 from Germany in 1938.

820 of these were rebuilt under the Marmon Herrington licence.
Thanks, again, Nimrod7. So, no Ford trucks were manufactured under Ford licence in Hungary,..only reworked to convert them in 3 axles 6x6 trucks under MH licence....

On the other hand, Any idea about this armoured car. It seem an ancestor of 39M Csaba.... :?

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

Post by Nimrod7 » 21 Jan 2020 08:56

You are correct. They were all imported.

The majority were 4x4 conversions. The picture that you posted is the only one of a 6x6 that I have seen.

Let me do some research on the armoured car. It is definitely from the Casba family.

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

Post by Nimrod7 » 26 Jan 2020 13:39

Sturm78 wrote:
17 Nov 2017 17:15
Nobody ??
The vehicle belongs to the Hungarian Airforce.

I think the doors on the side are for personnel so this may be some kind of crew truck.

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

Post by Orlov » 28 Jan 2020 22:13

Thanks Maxschnauzer & Nimrod7 for identification this destroying Chevy in Hungarian Propaganda unit.

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