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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Bill Murray » 19 Aug 2009 22:03

Paul:

Go to this website for a good range of diecast '40 Ford trucks and '46 Chevy trucks in 1/16th scale. The Chevs can be made into '41 models with little effort.

I own a HobbyTown USA franchise here in Georgia and I have collected a fair number of die cast models for my own pleasure/use over the years. My own interest is soft skin vehicles of the period 1935-1945 and particularly US origin vehicles either used specifically by various foreign armed forces or beute vehicles such as we are dealing with here.

There are other ranges of die cast in 1/24 scale, 1/18 scale and 1/50 scale of similar trucks and automobiles if you are not too concerned with staying with one scale.

I also have dozens of 1/24 and 1/25 scale plastic kits I collected over the years that I someday plan to convert to military versions of civilian models. Tons of Fords and Chevrolets were produced over the years that were used by both Axis and Allied forces.

As regards Finland, specifically, they imported most all of the contemporary American makes in the 1930-1940 period and virtually every such model eventually found it's way into the military service of the Finns, the Germans or the Russians.

Any questions, email me at mostoysinc@aol.com

Bill

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Hmmmm... Finnish Technical?

Post by pwranta193 » 20 Aug 2009 17:45

:D How about a Model A Pick up with Maxim gun? That could be interesting. Scratching a Maxim or a Lahti would be fun.

Bill, per the diecast idea, the Chevy farm truck looks nice - though $95 isn't cheap for something that I'm going to tear apart :) It is nice to have a little something else to choose from, my thanks!

I found a couple of pictures of Model A pick ups in Finland - and as you can find it for about $30 dollars delivered (though I fear the Minicraft quality), I'll start with that and see if it keeps my interest. The emphaisis on 1/16th right ow is because I'm in the midst of Trumpeter's M16 halftrack, and while I don't plan on completely moving away from 1:35th, it is nice on my aging eyes.

More as I figure it out...

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by bil » 21 Aug 2009 03:03

I believe it is AMT that recently ussued the Chevy in 1 /24 scale,not a popular one for military models,though.46 is the same as 41-45,so that doesn't matter.You could also build the 4 wheel drive version,it looks like the Dodge,but has Chevy running gear and cab. ---bil

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Sturm78 » 08 Jul 2010 12:12

Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. According to photocaption it is a Finnish Pavesi tractor towing artillery.
Has anyone information about these vehicles in the Finnish Army?

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by JTV » 08 Jul 2010 18:32

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

I found this image on Ebay. According to photocaption it is a Finnish Pavesi tractor towing artillery.
Has anyone information about these vehicles in the Finnish Army?
That seems to be Pavesi P.C.MOD.26 tractor. Finnish Army called these Pavesi P4-100. Four of these tractors were bought in late 1920's and they were issued to Raskas Tykistörykmentti (Heavy Artillery Regiment) stationed to city of Viipuri (Wiborg / Viborg). Before World War 2 Finnish Army concentrated all the few somewhat modern heavy howitzers and field guns that it had to this particular unit. During Winter War Finland bought more of these artillery tractors from France - 23 of P.C.MOD.26 and one of P.C.MOD.30A. These tractors remained in Finnish use for whole duration of World War 2 and all survived the war. After the war they were handed handed over to Finnish road administration (civilian authority responsible for maintaining public roads). The photo is from pre-war era (notice registration plate: RTR was abbreviation of Raskas Tykistörykmentti) and shows the tractor towing one of its 152-mm howitzers.

Source for most of the data: Puolustusvoimien Moottoriajoneuvot 1919 - 1959 (Motor Vehicles of the Defence Forces 1919 - 1959) by Markku Mäkipirtti.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Jul 2010 09:54

Thank you very much for your information, Jarkko

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Bill Murray » 19 Oct 2014 16:39

Time to start this one up again.
Studebaker probably ex civilian.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by John Hilly » 19 Oct 2014 18:00

Is this post-war or 'real'?
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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by JTV » 19 Oct 2014 18:39

John Hilly wrote:Is this post-war or 'real'?
Fairly recent post-war, possibly re-enactment of some sort, since the equipment suggests attempt to emulate wartime, but two of the soldiers have hard time fitting the part. Notice the modern parking spot sign visible on the background in left side of the driver. Place seems to be Hämeenlinna garrison - nowadays home of Museum Militaria.

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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Bill Murray » 07 Feb 2015 22:51

Hejsan All:

Time to get on with downloading the materiels I have gotten off of SA-Kuva over the last few months.

There are a lot of photos and as I did this over a fairly long period of time, there may be some duplicates.
Please accept my apologies for this and bear with me as I will delete duplicates as I find them.

Most photos are identified at least to the marque level. In many cases, I can provide the year but did not put it
in the description field.

I would appreciate all comments and of course, any additions the team can make.

Bill
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Re: Finnish trucks

Post by Bill Murray » 07 Feb 2015 22:54

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Re: Finnish trucks

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Re: Finnish trucks

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