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Post by bryson109 » 31 Mar 2005 16:00

unknown 022

Is a 3.7cm Selbstfahrlafette L/60, a self-propelled anti-tank gun.

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Post by bryson109 » 31 Mar 2005 16:44

Unkown 024

A 3-ton Opel Blitz Recovery vehicle. I know of a picture of that truck w/ a crane like the one in the picture, used to recover a Me 262. Maybe a Kfz.305 - standard truck used mainly by Luftwaffe (127 sub-variants!!).

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Post by MAX_theHitMan » 31 Mar 2005 17:22

Many thanks Bryson109, your the AFV expert dude :D

I gotta a few more "strange" vehicles on my files.
Keep your eyes fixed on this thread. I´ll post more weird machines soon.

I am still trying to search out some of these vehicles on books or on the internet, but it´s kinda difficult.

Thanks everyone for your help. Very cool of you. 8)



Be free to add them to your files for future references :wink:

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Post by bryson109 » 31 Mar 2005 23:05

Unknown_029.jpg

Very stange pic. It shows the chassis of the Panzer I Ausf.B and the superstructure and turret of a Panzer III Ausf.B. The Pz.III superstructure looks to short, I wonder if that pic has been re-touched.

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Post by Bill Murray » 01 Apr 2005 00:23

Max:

Cannot Id all of them but here is a try. I am using your photo reference numbers.

.055 This is an early version of what was called a landwasser-schlepper The Germans tried many such vehicles out as amphibious transports.

.087 is a motorschlitten, German is not one of my languages, but it was an over the snow vehicle tested on the Russian front.

.024 is an Opel Kranwagen which was used to carry out the exchange of aero engines.

.066 is a bit of a mystery, but probably a dummy training tank.

.022 is also a mystery but I remember a photo of it in one of my books and will revert.

If you would like to email me your file of unidintified vehicles to mostoysinc@aol.com I will try to help you further and we can post them here as well.
Bill

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Post by MAX_theHitMan » 01 Apr 2005 20:00

Many thanks for your help Bill Murray. Very cool of you.

Like I said, I will post them up here for the rest of the guys and gals to add them to their own personal files too.

But whenever I have the chance I´ll zip them up an´send them over to you personally :wink:

Keep posting those weird machines folks.
I love to see a good mystery-wagon :D

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Post by Valtoro » 02 Apr 2005 15:27

Car used by the Red Devils in Oslo on May 8th,
What kind of car is this?

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from: http://nabo.nb.no/trip?_t=0&_b=KRIGSTRY ... 0&_l=www_l

/Valtoro.

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Post by Bill Murray » 02 Apr 2005 18:12

Valtoro:
Opel Olympia 1935-1937
Skal
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Post by Valtoro » 02 Apr 2005 18:45

Bill Murray wrote:Valtoro:
Opel Olympia 1935-1937
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Thanks!

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Post by Bill Murray » 02 Apr 2005 23:11

Valtoro:

My sincere apologies, I was in too big a hurry and answered from my business, where I have no reference works. It is a Kadett, not an Olympia but it is of the same vintage. I really hate it when I make those kind of stupid errors in haste.
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Post by David W » 02 Apr 2005 23:25

052 might be a Zundapp 750 maybe. (only a guess, I am not a M/C specialist, but I think I have seen the photo before, it was the donkey in the background that reminded me! The caption was a Zundapp as far as I recall.

The donkey's name is Ethel. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Donkey (pack animal Mk I)

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Post by Valtoro » 02 Apr 2005 23:31

Bill Murray wrote:Valtoro:

My sincere apologies, I was in too big a hurry and answered from my business, where I have no reference works. It is a Kadett, not an Olympia but it is of the same vintage. I really hate it when I make those kind of stupid errors in haste.
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Thanks again! No need for a apology :)

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Post by MAX_theHitMan » 03 Apr 2005 09:40

David W
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052 might be a Zundapp 750 maybe. (only a guess, I am not a M/C specialist, but I think I have seen the photo before, it was the donkey in the background that reminded me! The caption was a Zundapp as far as I recall.

The donkey's name is Ethel. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Donkey (pack animal Mk I)



Thanks David W. :D I am not an expert on WW2 motorcycles either. I have been searching around some sites on motorcycles myself, and I believe it to be a Zundapp too, because of that particular frame it had.But still I am not 100% correct on this.
By the way I like that particular comment
The donkey's name is Ethel. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Donkey (pack animal Mk I)

I think I will defenitly had that to the picture name for reference.(well, at least for comic relief) HAHAAHAHA :lol:
Many thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
8)

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Post by Sander D » 03 Apr 2005 18:25

An interesting picture from an expired e-bay sale,have look.

It's a big truck with a 10 Ton biltstein crane mounted on it,and that not all it's also rebuild for usemend on railway tracks.

What type of truck is this,i never new that they mounted 10 ton biltstein cranes on trucks.

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Post by Bill Murray » 03 Apr 2005 22:11

Well Sander, I can give some guesses, not so bad ones I hope, of what it could be but I cannot positively identify it.

Based on the chassis configuration, I have 5 choices, the first three from the mid 1930 period, the last two from the late 1930 period.

Henschel 36W3
MB L 8500
Vomag 8LR

Buessing Typ 900/900N
MB L 10000

My references are the German Autotypenbuch issues of 1934, 1935 and 1938.

Since this is an ebay item I doubt if there were any supporting photos that might give us another, if even if of lesser overall quality (actually if you are interested in the crane it is a good picture)that would give us a chance to see the bonnet, grille, front wings etc. it would make things easier.
CHeers
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