Name that Vehicle

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Arlo, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Henschel Hs 3-160A Panzertransporter

    Only one prototype built who entered trials in 1963. Despite satisfying performance the project was rejected because it could only transport APCs
    The vehicle was finally rebuilt to that green abomination where it served for decades until finally scrapped about 2002/2003
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  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I like it. :)

    It's for carrying long pipes and girders. I haven't even thought about them in years but they used to be very common here. Mostly Internationals.

    Some had hatches in the roof but most of the time the driver had to climb out the window or wait for the steel to be unloaded.

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    With hatches


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  3. ltdan

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  4. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    From my unmisspent youth (not from the want of trying) I can remember lorries converted to carry large cargoes of steel rods. They used to trundle along the old Roman road into Trafford Park to deliver to the various manufacturing works there. One day in the late fifties on the section known as Washway Road there was a double shunt which caused about fifty rods to break free and pass through the drivers cab, passing through the driver en route like some industrialised version of the medieval mythical iron maiden. I believe that after this the regulations on the design of such vehicles changed.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    T34/100 isn't it?
    Unless you're being tricksy... Seems a bit straightforward for you. :unsure:
     
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  6. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    It is...and nothing tricksy
    Just for the fun of it :D
     
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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    That happened locally last year. Witnesses said that a car stopped suddenly in front of a tractor trailer carrying I-beams. It wasn't a limited access road and I think the car and the truck were both trying to get though a yellow traffic light when the car driver changed their mind. Horrible. He didn't hit the car though.
     
  8. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

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    на благо мира и международного взаимопонимания! :D
     
  9. ltdan

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  10. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    same chassis:
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    members of the original users:
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  11. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    SK1.png
    In 1952, the "kasernierte Volkspolizei"/barracked People's Police (KVP) was founded as the forerunner of the "Nationale Volksarmee" /National People's Army (NVA).
    The KVP uniform resembled the army uniform of the Soviet Army, the basic colour was first dark blue (later khaki)
    For the initial equipment of this paramilitary formation, the "Sonderkraftfahrzeug-1"/special motor vehicle 1 was constructed on the basis of the „Phänomen Granit“. The armament consisted of a MG 34 or a MG KVP
    fun fact 1
    In contrast to the Wehrmacht, the official abbreviation was not Sd.Kfz.1 but SK-1
    fun fact 2
    The base vehicle was renamed „Robur Garant“ because of naming rights (the company owner fled with almost all engineers to the West)

    It is the only armoured vehicle produced in the GDR. Only one of the few examples survived, it is now in a museum http://www.nutzfahrzeugmuseum.de
    see also:
    Bestimmungsbuch
     

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  12. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Surprised that the body wasn't made out of Duroplast - like the Trabant - or perhaps it was.
     
  13. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Duroplast was exclusive for the workers and farmers - the Army received the best of the best

    Ever thought about the fact the NVA was called "Red Prussians"? I´m always quite amused about certain guys who think about a hypothetical Wehrmacht ´46 - just have a look at the NVA and you have it: The M 56 helmets were based on the B/II - M45 concept from 1943, the MPi K (AK47) was quite similar to the StGw 44, the early uniforms were similar to the 1945 "Leibermuster" camo, not to mention the modified "Knobelbecher" boots....
    Even the organization was mainly based on Wehrmacht terms, somewhat mixed with Red Army principles....
     
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  14. ltdan

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  16. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Looks like a BTR-140. What movie is the still from? Any good?
     
  17. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    It´s a BTR-152 mimiking a Sd.Kfz. 247 Ausf. A, from the 1990 Oscar-nominated Movie „Europa Europa“ a.k.a. „Hitlerjunge Salomon“
    ZiS BTR-152 in "Europa Europa"
    The thing has somehow survived the last 30 years and is currently serving on a paintball field:
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