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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by SIS 5 » 10 Jul 2016 19:53

Hi ilfil,

thank You very much for Your reply. That´s really interesting, what You wrote. I didn´t know, that cabs of older trucks were retrofitted with new cabs. Please, can You tell me an example. It would be the best, if You can attach a pic. That would be great.

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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by the Rocketman » 10 Jul 2016 20:07

The truck shows indeed smaller when you put the pictures on a row
So the picture is indentified as a Mercedes Benz L3000 right?

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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by ilfil » 10 Jul 2016 22:00

SIS 5 wrote:Hi ilfil,

thank You very much for Your reply. That´s really interesting, what You wrote. I didn´t know, that cabs of older trucks were retrofitted with new cabs. Please, can You tell me an example. It would be the best, if You can attach a pic. That would be great.

Thanks in advance. Best regards

Bert
Hi again, Bert,
Well, let's try this one. But again: I'm not much into the picture with D-B production and probably I'm wrong.

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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by SIS 5 » 11 Jul 2016 13:21

Hi ilfil,

thanks for posting this pic. I think, You are right, that it is the type L 3000. Here another pic of this type out of the book "Mercedes PKW und LKW 1935 - 1945" by Dr. Hans-Geiorg Mayer-Stein.

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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by ilfil » 12 Jul 2016 11:42

Hi Bert,
Thanks for the hint. It turned out I have this book too :oops:
Interesting, on the same page 24 the picture above is this:

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No comments needed, the things here are extremely clear, undoubtedly it is an early L3000 model with typical cab.

Here is a picture from Poland 1939, I think the one on the left (the other is LG3000) is the same early model (if judging from the mudguards shape on the front and the bumper) but with 1938 cab:

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It is quitee possible I'm wrong again, perhaps. If so, I'm sorry. Those Mercedes trucks are really confusing to me... :oops:
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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by SIS 5 » 12 Jul 2016 19:51

Hi ilfil,

thanks for posting these pics. I think You are right. For me it is the type L 3000, too. Here a pic from my collection (ebay). I´m not sure, but for me it also the type L 3000.

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Post by uncle » 22 Sep 2016 20:36

Delahaye tanker.
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Post by uncle » 22 Sep 2016 20:40

fuel truck Bussing,the second French!?
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Post by Maxschnauzer » 22 Sep 2016 23:49

Berliet GDRA maybe?
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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by uncle » 23 Sep 2016 07:03

Maybe water carrier (Chevrolet).
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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by Maxschnauzer » 23 Sep 2016 23:43

uncle wrote:Maybe water carrier (Chevrolet).
Hi Uncle,
Thanks for the interesting pic of the 39/40 RHD Chevy. These were produced in large quantity by GM in Ontario, Canada for export to the Commenwealth countries. This appears to be an umbau with British syle rims and tyres on the back.
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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by ilfil » 24 Sep 2016 00:46

Maxschnauzer wrote:
uncle wrote:Maybe water carrier (Chevrolet).
Hi Uncle,
Thanks for the interesting pic of the 39/40 RHD Chevy.
Hi Max,
It is a 1940 Chevy :wink:
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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by Maxschnauzer » 26 Sep 2016 07:21

ilfil wrote:
Maxschnauzer wrote:
uncle wrote:Maybe water carrier (Chevrolet).
Hi Uncle,
Thanks for the interesting pic of the 39/40 RHD Chevy.
Hi Max,
It is a 1940 Chevy :wink:
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You may be right, ilfil. The reason I hedged on that is that IIRC the stock '39 had a split windscreen while the '40 had a single pane. But that was for the USA version so I wasn't sure about this.
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Re: ► Photothread: Wehrmacht fuel tankers

Post by ilfil » 26 Sep 2016 09:12

Hi Max,
I'm afraid the windshield couldn't be a recognition point here, if talking about 1,5-ton trucks and over, not about light 0,5-ton trucks.
The main differences between 1939 models V and 1940 models W are:
1. On W the upper grille moulding with stamped "Chevrolet" is wider;
2. On W separate parking lamps were introduced, their appearance on fenders was caused by the fitting of the so-called "sealed beam headlights" on Chevrolet trucks too.

Illustrated it looks so:

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HTH
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Post by Maxschnauzer » 26 Sep 2016 09:59

ilfil wrote:Hi Max,
I'm afraid the windshield couldn't be a recognition point here, if talking about 1,5-ton trucks and over, not about light 0,5-ton trucks.
The main differences between 1939 models V and 1940 models W are:
1. On W the upper grille moulding with stamped "Chevrolet" is wider;
2. On W separate parking lamps were introduced, their appearance on fenders was caused by the fitting of the so-called "sealed beam headlights" on Chevrolet trucks too.

Illustrated it looks so:

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HTH
Cheers!
Many thanks for those excellent ID tips, ilfil! :)
Cheers,
Max

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