Finnish trucks

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Tero T
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Post by Tero T » 09 May 2007 12:38

AFAIK The Soviet 45mm had spoked wheels which were actualy Soviet made copies of the Ford Model A wheel. Ford built a plant in the Soviet Union but was never paid . Tero T

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Post by DragunovSVD » 10 May 2007 04:04

oh yeah, the wheels. thanks Tero and Jarkko!

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Some updates!

Post by skiiggeboi » 31 May 2007 10:15

I have added one old photo to my historypages: http://www.latiltrucks.net/history.html
Also some updates on: http://www.latiltrucks.net/pictures.html


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Post by protze » 07 Aug 2007 14:07

Hi all,

This photo from a Finnish armytruck with woodgasifier was taken in 1940. I am looking for the manufacturer of the truck and the gasifier.
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Post by Tero T » 07 Aug 2007 16:49

Good Day!
The truck looks like a 1935 Ford. But without seeing the grille it is difficult. Two manufacturers in Finland of wood gas generators were A&K and Korpivaara and Halla Oy. They made a square type body to the wood receptor. The one pictures is based on a Swedish Gragas generator.
I am sorry I believe you sent me a PM on this but have been away for the past 3 weeks.
Regards Tero T Toronto Canada
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Post by Ilmarinen » 07 Aug 2007 18:13

I would also say it's a Ford, could as well be m.40, m.37 or m.35.

There were actually tens of manufacturers of gas generators in Finland. A. Ahlström Oy's =A= gas generator also had a square shape, but it's difficult to say from the photo.

For those who can read Finnish I recommend Markku Mäkipirtti's books on motor vehicles of the Finnish Army 1919-1959 and 1960-2000.

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Post by Tuco » 07 Aug 2007 18:28

Interesting info and some great photos here. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by Bill Murray » 07 Aug 2007 21:57

Evening Friends:

The vehicle with the gas generator is certainly a Ford and is either a 1935 or 1936 model based on the shape and design of the louvres in the hood/bonnet.
In my experience it is impossible to tell the exact year model between the two years with a photo taken from this angle. The very minor differences can only be seen from the front.
Bill

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Post by skiiggeboi » 15 Mar 2008 16:23

Hello again!

I have found very rare wartime-photos of Latils.
Please visit: http://www.latiltrucks.net/history.html

Yours, Juha

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by skiiggeboi » 07 May 2008 09:17

Here is some new photos i have found: http://www.latiltrucks.net/literature.html

Please enjoy!

Juha Turman

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Tero T » 07 May 2008 11:56

Interesting information!! Thanks Juha!
Tero T

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by skiiggeboi » 12 Jul 2008 09:47

Hello again!
Please take a look of my new video: http://www.latiltrucks.net/videos.php

Latil is towing Skoda AA-gun.

Please enjoy.
Yours, Juha

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by skiiggeboi » 08 Feb 2009 19:41

Hello again friends!

New video added, Latil towing Boforss aa-gun: http://www.latiltrucks.net

Yours, Juha
juha (a) latiltrucks.net

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Tero T » 09 Feb 2009 14:43

Interesting! Thanks
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Model building questions on Finnish trucks

Post by pwranta193 » 19 Aug 2009 20:29

Interesting thread - how about this truck? The Ford Model A pick up?

I've been eying this one in 1/16th with an eye towards making it Finn. I was originally thinking to make it a Gaz AA, which would have been easy - but then realized this has only the spoked wheels and the single tires in the rear. Would these have been found on the Finn side and pressed into service?

Please see the link: http://www.minicraftmodels.com/Concourse1.htm
http://www.hubcapcafe.com/ocs/pages01/ford3102.htm

While I'd like to do the Gaz AA... I'm not into rebuilding and casting six wheels in 1/16th:)

Thanks!
Paul

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