Strange Vehicles.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jan 5, 2007.

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  1. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    For all your luxury post-apocalyptic needs!

    (See: the tracked car in Fury Road :) )
     
  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Of course they're Russians :)

     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just come across this Cuban truck whilst looking for something else.
    Search for 'Cuban truck on sea'.
    cuban truck.JPG
     
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Loving the way it's bouyancy is just right there to look like, errm, a truck on the sea.
    Floats barely visible.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Strange enough to stop and take a picture.

    IMG_20201014_120226816_HDR~2_copy_1180x570.jpg
    (Real, though I see the picture makes it look more like a model.)

    Find myself wondering just how much a rail convertible Unimog wood-chipper costs.
    Quite a lot, I suspect.
    Presumably not the most efficient on-road, as it just this second passed my house on a flatbed.
     
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  6. ploughman

    ploughman Junior Member

    About 25 yars back the Conversion of a standard 110 Landrover Defender to Road Rail was £25K for the basic version with no added hydraulics or electrics just a manually operated hinged wheel set at each end.
    You had to supply the base vehicle first.

    Around the same time 1995 a local Tree Surgeon near Keighley was charging £150 / hour for a chipper overnight 23.00 - 06.00 on railway work without the conversion.
     
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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Might not be very expensive. I don't know but I see a lot of them on light and medium trucks around here.

    How Hi-Rail Pickup Trucks Work
     
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  11. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Speaking of Unimog:
    the beginning
    unni.jpg

    a true rarity! The 1952 prototype for the Bundeswehr (founded 12. Nov. 1955 - honi soit qui mal y pense)
    UCOM-3Unimo-frueher-1952-Wessel-Kopie.jpg

    pre-production trials. One may speculate what kind of road conditions MB had in mind :whistle:
    UCOM-2-Unimog-S-Gelaende-1-Daimler.jpeg
     
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  12. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    "If 3rd Ypres comes round again we will be ready"
     
  13. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Ypres you said?
    UCOM-1-Unimog-S-Gelaende-2-Daimler.jpeg
     
  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

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  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There used to be a chap (German reenactor) that bought a very early Unimog to Beltring, painted Panzer Grey with a bloody great balkenkreuz on the side.
    If queried, crew pointed to its presence in some terrible postwar war film, (Battle of the Bulge or similar) & said they were reenacting that.
    Always sort of admired the smiling 'who cares?' attitude there.

    Tried to find it in my Images, but only result was the Landsverk Unimog at Muckleburgh.
    Think that counts as a strange vehicle, so what the hell.
    Landsverk-Unimog-Scout-Car.jpg
     
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  16. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Dave, will do: Altbier, Berliner Weisse, Bockbier, Export, Helles, Kölsch, Märzen, Oktoberfest Bier, Pilsner, Sauerbier, Kellerbier??
    Maybe a little schnapps on top, mein Herr?!
    But nothing beats an Unimog 70200....:D:D:D
     
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  17. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    BTT
    Uni Sci fi.jpg
    Both are Unimog, but...
     
  18. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Looks rather like the ground next to the North Sea Gas pipeline when it was being laid through part of Lancashire and Cheshire near Manchester. There are bands of clay there that are very similar to those found in Flanders (which is why numbers of local sewer diggers were used in WW1 to dig mines) and the effect of heavy construction traffic was not dissimilar to artillery barrage. I visited some of the sites (Dad had come out of retirement to act as a supervising engineer). In one they lost a Leyland coach that had been converted into a mobile canteen. It's remains are still down there in the mud and will doubtless mislead archaeologists of the future.
     
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  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    One definitely Unimog, the other apparently Hot Wheels.
     
  20. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    :lol: :cheers:
     

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