Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Oct 14, 2010.
Here's a thread with some M26s with civilian cabs.
What Am I for Saturday 12/17/11
Spotted this one parked beside a very small firehouse in Rockland Lake, New York today
What a fantastic roster:
Rockland Lake FD - Rockland Apparatus
Turns out it's an M37. I thought it was a WC but wasn't sure. I always get them confused
Dodge M37 - Wikipedia
I think it's a 1/2 ton ambulance but it might be some radio van variant.
Studebaker logging in Washington state in 1947. 6x4
White 666 six ton with an early seventies Dodge.
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.
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.
Ex-Army tanks reimagined as paddock bashers
M37 spotted in Chester, NY yesterday
"Deuce and a Half" GMC
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
For the motherload!
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
No, T34 I think.
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.
They torched almost the whole center of the rear engine cover away. Must have gotten tired of unbolting the access hatches.
A chap posted this delightful postwar use of SdKfz 254-ish the other day.
I'd certainly not seen it before, though haven't got around to looking into its history.
Maybe the same one.
Drilling gear. (?) :
Mean machines and construction equipment | Saurer RK7 with drilling equipment for Austrian Postal Services
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