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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Martinski » 24 Jan 2017 09:06

Hello,

The ebay pic posted by Sturm78 (from 09 Jan 2017) not only shows a very nice INDIAN Model 340 "CAV", but also a nice sample of a French Gnôme et Rhône AX2. AND... behind the soldier standing, on the left one can see a very rare FN TRICAR !!!

The original photo is in my collection; the caption on the back reads: "Der letzte Zug in Lüttich - 23.4.41" (the last Platoon in Lüttch (=Liège / Belgium)). I guess this photo is taken inside the FN factory near Liège.

A very nice photo of different motorcycle makes in use by the German Wehrmacht!
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by kerryboo » 24 Jan 2017 10:12

Hello Martin,
Thank you for the input.
Although 'bikes are not my area I do have a few photos, I found I have another two more US twins, an Indian and a Harley Davidson I think,
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 24 Jan 2017 10:53

Hello Martin,

thanks from me, too, for the information.
Here another pic of a captured Indian used by the Wehrmacht out of the book "Kräder im Einsatz 1934 - 1945" by Horst Hinrichsen. Strange for me, that the text under the pic mentioned it could be a captured motorcycle of the British army, because Britain ordered a lot of Indian motorcycles in 1941.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Martinski » 24 Jan 2017 11:33

Hello Bert,
No, wrong. This pic is also in my book. I had contact with Mr Hinrichsen during my research. This combination is in the hands of the SS-VT (or Waffen-SS). They proudly painted a runic SS on the front fender awaiting their regular SS registration number. Also check out their early SS insignia on the field caps.
The motorcycle is definitely an Indian Model 340 "CAV" from the FRENCH contract and delivery. The rest of the French contract was delivered to the UK only AFTER the capitulation of France on 25 June 1940. This batch arrived autumn 1940 in the UK and was past on to the Polish troops fled from France. These 340's were stationed and used in Schotland.

So, due to the chronology, this machine is an ex-French Army motorcyle, NOT an ex-British machine.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by panzerpatt » 24 Jan 2017 12:46

Martinski wrote: The machine is oversprayed with the standard German Wehrmacht paint and the sidecar displays a tactical sign and, as far as I can read, "Nachschubkolonne - Abt. 550".
I Martin & Kerry

I have the same photo in my collection, and i not read "Nachschubkolonne - Abt. 550" but "Armee-Nachschub-Kolonnen-Abteilung 596"

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by kerryboo » 24 Jan 2017 15:19

Patrick and Martin,
On mine I can see 4/A.N????????bt59(or5)6.
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by panzerpatt » 24 Jan 2017 17:14

kerryboo wrote:Patrick and Martin,
On mine I can see 4/A.N????????bt59(or5)6.
Kerry.
Yes Kerry,
I see 4/A.NachSch-Kol-Abt.596 and this is 4 Kompanie/Armee-Nachshüb-kolonnen-Abteilung.596,
"A" for Army, because this colonne is attached at the 7th Army.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by tigre » 05 Feb 2017 17:58

Hello to all :D; a little more.....................................

Overcoming the obstacle - Poland 1939.

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zdjeci ... 64381.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Feb 2017 21:05

Hi all,

Zundapp K500W ??

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 01 Mar 2017 18:17

Hi Sturm 78,

it seems to be the type K 800 W. Here two pics for comparing (K 500 W and K 800 W) out of the book ""Von A wie Ardie bis Z wie Zündapp" by Horst Hinrichsen.

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Mar 2017 20:29

Bert wrote
it seems to be the type K 800 W. Here two pics for comparing (K 500 W and K 800 W) out of the book ""Von A wie Ardie bis Z wie Zündapp" by Horst Hinrichsen.
Uummhhh....it could be.....although it is difficult to ensure...

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by SIS 5 » 02 Mar 2017 21:46

HI Sturm 78,

You are right. But I have read, that the type K 500 W was nearly totally used as a solo motorcycle, whereas the type K 800 W as a sidecar motorcycle. Here two other pics of these motorcycles for comparing (also out of the book by Horst Hinrichsen).

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by 2jack » 11 Mar 2017 14:04

Hallo, my small contribution, This is definitely a DKW SB 350 1938 ........... is my ... probably found abandoned by retreating Germans, near Verona (Italy) in a country house, painted after the war but remain Tracks Wehrmacht paint, which is why I did not do complete restoration but preserve restoration
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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Sturm78 » 15 Mar 2017 22:20

Hi all,

Can somebody identify this motorcycle ??

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Re: ► Photothread: Motorcycles of Wehrmacht

Post by Sturm78 » 28 Mar 2017 19:39

Nobody for my last image ??

Well,, here another image from Ebay: DKW SB 500 ???

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