Jeeps

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Dave55, Apr 20, 2017.

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  1. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    a rarity:
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    Captured "Tommy-flitzer" (read: Tommy-Speeder) from an English sabotage troop, passed into the possession of German Flak artillerists, in the wildly rugged Tunisian mountain country
     
  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I've only seen one FC 'in the wild'. I was about five and thought it was about the coolest vehicle ever. I think that moment might have cause my affliction.
     
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  3. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Beggars can't be choosers: ex Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein 1947
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  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Starter crank hole in front bumper. VWs had them too but I've never seen either one being crank started. Probably easier to just push start them if battery died, I guess.
     
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  5. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler


    :cool:
     
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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    That video led to this one. Were there really any bug bodied VWs in the Africa Corps?

     
  7. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Typ 87 Kommandeurswagen, basically a 4x4 VW Schwimmwagen with Beetle body. But I don't know any provable picture source

    BTT: Tommy-Flitzer Afrikakorps 2
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  8. Dave55

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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I didn't know that the Jeeps built by Ford had the Ford script on the back. I thought that the parts were just marked with a F.

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  10. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Hello Dave,

    Any chance that's a re-pop rear bucket, or an original that's had the Ford logo added in (pressed and/or a plate welded in maybe)?

    I've never seen that before in a wartime model, but that doesn't mean it ain't necessarily so!

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
  11. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    This is the marking I've seen previously, which I guess is what you've been used to too Dave.

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    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Hey Jim,

    New to me as well. I did some net surfing and saw this.. He mentions the Ford script and F stamps at.5:00

     
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  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

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    1945 Ford pickup truck on the line behind it. War era painted bumpers

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