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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Esa Muikku » 11 Oct 2015 13:29

The company building aerosans and car bodies was the "Helsinki Car Body Company" in Tikkurila, just outside the then Helsinki. To me it looks like the trucks have a temporary transfer drive cab to move them from a repair depot/workshop (responsible for automotive repair work) to the car body company.

I don't see anything strange with the time. Existing vehicles were damaged in collisions and other accidents and needed repair. Also, during the war even the worst cases of war booty were fixed to help the constant lack of trucks.

The photo 145768 shows the trucks a bit clearer.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Bill Murray » 11 Oct 2015 14:51

Hi Juha and Esa:

Thanks for the additional information and the new photo. It makes a lot more sense now to know the location and the name of the company involved.

In fact, I googled Helko and it's full name, both the web and image sections, and it gave a lot more information.

One thing of interest I found when I clicked on one of the images was a link to a Finnish historical vehicle website and I looked for a minute or two at some more images and found a really unusual 1940 Ford six wheeler that I have never seen before. I am not at all clever with computers and I could not get the large image to load as anything other than a gif image which doesn't seem to reproduce here.

So, hopefully below is a link to the larger image. If either of you know how to make the large image appear here, please do so.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Oct 2015 16:35

Esa wrote
MR-43
Do you have any additional information about this model ?
The only information that I have could find about this aerosan is this paragraph in the book "Aerosan" of Tankograd :
"During the following Winter, a larger series of 20 MR-43 aerosans were built at the Helsinki Car Body Factory. The MR-43 have a flat, sloped nose like the NKL-26, but it was not armoured. It was wider, with two windscreens and three large windows on the sides. The engine used was a Siemens-Halske Sh-14"

This description does not fully match with the image ... :? :?

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Esa Muikku » 11 Oct 2015 17:22

The main building still seems to exist and it serves as a restaurant.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Esa Muikku » 11 Oct 2015 17:25

It IS a MR-43. Trust me and not the old text based on my earlier data, which Jim wrote in the book.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Juha Tompuri » 11 Oct 2015 18:21

Hi Bill,

Bill Murray wrote:One thing of interest I found when I clicked on one of the images was a link to a Finnish historical vehicle website and I looked for a minute or two at some more images and found a really unusual 1940 Ford six wheeler that I have never seen before. I am not at all clever with computers and I could not get the large image to load as anything other than a gif image which doesn't seem to reproduce here.

So, hopefully below is a link to the larger image. If either of you know how to make the large image appear here, please do so.

Here you are

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http://www.vetku.fi/galleria/displayima ... play_media

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Sturm78 » 17 Oct 2015 11:56

Hi all,

Military or civilian trailers ?? Manufacturer Kaipio Oy of Tampere according to photocaption

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Bill Murray » 17 Oct 2015 12:14

Hi Sturm:

It might be that they were mobile pay offices. Kaipio OY was originally a company making safes (in English), boxes for safe storing of money.
In the 1930's, they also started making vehicle bodies, mostly buses.

Below is a link to the company history. Edit: The link does not work. Google Kaipio OY and get the wikipedia article.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Juha Tompuri » 17 Oct 2015 15:08

I Think they are mobile workshop vehicles.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Juha Tompuri » 17 Oct 2015 15:40

The photo caption mentioning they being towed workshop chassis built on car (truck, JT) frames.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Sturm78 » 18 Oct 2015 16:40

Thank you for your answers, Bill and Juha

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Maxschnauzer » 04 Nov 2015 10:27

1939 Chevrolet. Photo purportedly taken in Finland, 1942.
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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Sturm78 » 29 Nov 2015 16:10

Hi all,

I am not sure: Ford M1939 ??

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by peeved » 29 Nov 2015 16:55

Ford V 3000 A (G 198 TWA) often called V 3500 A in Finland: http://kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_engl ... 000_a.html

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Maxschnauzer » 16 Dec 2015 00:28

Volvo Roundnoses in Finland. I think they are LV127's.
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