German Vidal Tempo G1200 4x4 Geländewagen - info request

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German Vidal Tempo G1200 4x4 Geländewagen - info request

Postby Arvo L. V. » 23 Oct 2005 00:26

Esteemed forum members;

I am trying to locate some more exacting information, including good 3-view renderings, of the Tempo G1200 field car. This 4x4, with one engine in the front and one engine in the rear, was used by numerous nations in the late 1930's, including Brazil, Estonia, Finland and Mexico.

To date, I have not been able to locate any suitable drawings of this vehicle, which would allow me to make a color plate of same. I would be most thankful for any assistance efforts, which may be rendered on my behalf - even if to point me in the right direction, so I can find the info I need on my own (old magazine issue, specialty associations, etc.).

Thank you kindly in advance for any/all assistance efforts.

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Thank you!

Postby Arvo L. V. » 25 Oct 2005 03:04

Esteemed Patrice;

Thank you kindly for the links. Here is one additional link on the Tempo G1200, which was provided to me by the forum members at Olle's und Hesse's Modellbau Forum:

http://www.defesa.ufjf.br/fts/Tempo.pdf

Again, thank you for your assistance.

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Postby Xavier » 24 Nov 2005 23:36

as you mentioned it, seems the vehicle also made it into mexico

check http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/
from there go to=> mexico then scroll down to the very bottom of the results
ther is a pic of it on mexican service, I may add, a very interesting page.....

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Thank you kindly, Xavier.

Postby Arvo L. V. » 25 Nov 2005 03:18

Esteemed Xavier;

Thank you kindly for your information. To date, I have located many general references and photographs re the Vidal Tempo G1200 - but I have not yet been able to find better detailed 3-view renderings. The gentlemen at Mercedes-Benz Archives (who inherited all of the Vidal Company archive materials from Hanomag) referred me to the Museum der Arbeit in Hamburg. The very helpful colleagues there provided me with some wonderful b/w photographs - but stated that they too did not have any 3-view renderings of the G1200 in their holdings.

I find the marketing history of the Tempo G1200 very interesting. Not very popular with the German military, but very popular abroad.

I wonder if older issues of hobby or automotive journals carried articles on the Tempo G1200.

Any chance that a mechanics manual has survived in Mexico, given that the Mexican military also used those vehicles? What sources in Mexico do you recommend I could turn to, to explore this potential reseach avenue.

Again, many thanks Xavier. I am most appreciative of everyone's assistance efforts.

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Arvo

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Postby Xavier » 25 Nov 2005 16:18

give me a week or so, hold in there,
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Postby Jurrie » 25 Nov 2005 23:00

I've seen this thing in Hoogeveen (the Netherlands)...just like in the first link by Patrice.

But maybe I've got some more interesting pics, please see:

http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~schotjm/p ... wheels2005

And somwhere there ;) Sorry for the loading time of the pics, still gotta fix that :)

Greetz!

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Thank you Jurrie!

Postby Arvo L. V. » 26 Nov 2005 20:10

Esteemed Jurrie;

Thank you kindly for the links. The profile photograph really helps me.

Again, many thanks.

Regards;

Arvo L. V.

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Postby Leo Niehorster » 26 Nov 2005 22:07

Jurrie:
Way too many pictures (500+) on one page. If you want people top look at your site, you are going to have to reduce that number. Suggest spitting into categories. A good rule of thumb is about 30KB per page.

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Postby Koty » 11 Jan 2007 17:04

hope not too late :D
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Postby Koty » 11 Jan 2007 17:06

a few more
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Thank you for the scans.

Postby Arvo L. V. » 11 Jan 2007 20:51

Esteemed Koty;

Thank you very much for the scans - they are not too late :)) at all. I compared your presented photographs to my art work, and I have found a few details that I can improve on.

Again, many thanks for the scans. I am most appreciative of same.

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Postby Koty » 12 Jan 2007 10:02

Dear Arvo
that´s fine u r interested in. My father is the owner of the grey one :wink: so if u need more photographs or scans or drawings, I can help u.
Green one is frm Mr. Thomas Hådell, Sweeden, winter photo frm Mr. Jukka Härkölla, Finland and camouflaged one initially frm Czech too, but in the US / Nashville museum now.
Brgds
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