Id. Finnish equipment

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Esa Muikku » 11 Sep 2014 19:34

I confirm Jarkko's reply: m/35!

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 11 Sep 2014 20:38

Thank you for your answers, Jarkko and Esa.

So, of french origin, no ??
When the French provided these equipments to Finland?

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Esa Muikku » 11 Sep 2014 22:44

The first lot was purchased in 1934 and delivered in 1935. The seller was Forges & Chantiers de la Méditerranée. More was bought before the Winter War and in March 1940 a batch 250 pontoons was bought from Finnish industry.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Sep 2014 08:41

Thank you very much for your information, Esa. :)

Here, another three images from SA-Kuva archive (36577-36578-36863) of engineer pontoon equipment in service with Finnish Army in 1941

I am not sure if these pontoons and bridge equipment are also M35 or not.... :?

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Esa Muikku » 13 Sep 2014 14:46

They are! No other pontoon equipment looks like that (with sharp corners).

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 14 Sep 2014 22:31

Thnak you very much for your help, Esa. :wink:

Here, another three images of these equipments:

Images from SA-Kuva archive (39616-39613-39618)
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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 12 Oct 2014 19:38

Hi all,

Military equipment ??

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by JTV » 12 Oct 2014 20:42

Sturm78 wrote:Hi all,

Military equipment ??
Post #36...

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Sturm78 » 13 Oct 2014 08:59

So a Ruuhisilta (flat-bottom rowing boat) pontoon system bridge....

Thank you for your help, JTV

Here, another two images (from SA-Kuva archive 42717-42630) of engineer equipment: A chainsaw and a small generator ??

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Mangrove » 18 Oct 2014 13:30

Sturm78 wrote: Here, another two images (from SA-Kuva archive 42717-42630) of engineer equipment: A chainsaw and a small generator ??
The chainsaw is not a Finnish made (there were two different models manufactured before the Winter War) and probably not a German one made by Erco/Ringo, Dolmar or NSU. My guess is that it might be an unlicensed version of some German chainsaw model.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by veeteetee » 19 Oct 2014 14:41

The original Finnish caption for the chain saw SA picture 42630 is: "Suuri sotasaalismotti. Ryssien lastauspaikalle jäänyt suuret määrät kaikenlaisia sotatarvikkeita sekä kuolleita hevosia ja ryssiä. Suur-ja Pienkarilahti 1941.08.29". In English approximately: "Large amount of war booty from a motti. Loanding area with large amounts of war materiel, dead horses and Russians. Suur- ja Pienkarinlahti 1941.08.29".

Nothing said about German equipment, licensed or unlicensed :D

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Milgeek » 21 Oct 2014 10:43

Hi,

has anyone any idea what make and model of cars are in these photos please?

(Also, just generally, did the Finns use civilian vehicles as utility vehicles throughout the war?)

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SA KUVA: 25492

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SA KUVA: 23097

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SA KUVA: 43151

Many thanks,

Steve

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by John Hilly » 21 Oct 2014 17:18

Milgeek wrote:Also, just generally, did the Finns use civilian vehicles as utility vehicles throughout the war?
Yes they did.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by peeved » 21 Oct 2014 17:59

Hi Steve,

I'd say 1939 Ford V8 DeLuxe, 1938 Ford V8 Standard and GAZ-M1.

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Re: Id. Finnish equipment

Post by Milgeek » 21 Oct 2014 18:45

Many thanks chaps. Very helpful.

Steve

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