Postwar Civil & Civilian use of WW2 Vehicles.

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Spotted this one parked beside a very small firehouse in Rockland Lake, New York today

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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    That's lovely.

    What a fantastic roster:
    Rockland Lake FD - Rockland Apparatus
  4. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Hey VP

    Turns out it's an M37. I thought it was a WC but wasn't sure. I always get them confused

    Dodge M37 - Wikipedia
  5. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I think it's a 1/2 ton ambulance but it might be some radio van variant.

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  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Studebaker logging in Washington state in 1947. 6x4

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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    White 666 six ton with an early seventies Dodge.

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  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Stretching the thread title a bit but it did go from civilian to Japanese staff car, back to civilian (sort of) and then an ambulance.

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  9. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Most of the sites that this vehicle appears on say it is a Horsche 853 left behind by the Germans in Czechoslovakia and converted into a firetruck.

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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  11. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    M37 spotted in Chester, NY yesterday






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  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    "Deuce and a Half" GMC

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  13. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Re Use of Merlins

    In my day there was at least one dhow operating out of Dubai with a merlin down below and used on the gold/immigrant run (gold into India - immigrant workers into Arabia). There may have been two but one didn't speak too loudly about such things
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    For the motherload!

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  15. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Is that last based on a Comet? Cromwell?

    Up-thread there is a link to an imgur gallery with postwar drilling vehicles used in the Canadian west (British Columbia). I just stumbled on these vehicles while looking around on wikipedia. The bit I like, though, is this bit from the Morpac Industries website, which shows another(?) M4-based vehicle (although maybe these were not converted vehicles but they produced compatible parts? I'm not sure). They may not be selling new vehicles, but if you wanted, oh, a new set of tracks... you could get still get them!


    (Link to company site)
    Off Road Crawlers/Carriers for Logging & Mining Industries
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  16. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    No, T34 I think.
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  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Has it got return rollers above the road wheels ?
    No - not a Comet then.

    Has it got teeth showing on the outside of the sproket at the rear ?
    No - not a Cromwell either.

    As TTH says it's a T34.

    Surprised you had to ask.
  18. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    They torched almost the whole center of the rear engine cover away. Must have gotten tired of unbolting the access hatches.
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    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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