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Found this photograph of what I THINK is a war-booty Mercedes-Benz 540K. It's very similar to the "Blue Goose", the 540K used by Goering and subsequently liberated by the US Army. From what I've found on google so far, there were a couple of these things used by other top-ranking Germans, notably Ribbentrop and Huhnlein. I don't think this is THE Blue Goose, and I don't think it's Ribbentrop's, that's still around and looks trimmed differently.

Anyone got any more info, comment on the uniforms etc etc??

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Found this photograph of what I THINK is a war-booty Mercedes-Benz 540K. It's very similar to the "Blue Goose", the 540K used by Goering and subsequently liberated by the US Army. From what I've found on google so far, there were a couple of these things used by other top-ranking Germans, notably Ribbentrop and Huhnlein. I don't think this is THE Blue Goose, and I don't think it's Ribbentrop's, that's still around and looks trimmed differently.

Anyone got any more info, comment on the uniforms etc etc??

 

Hi Mellie,

sorry to say that although the uniforms are the insignia are virtually impossible to recognize to determine an individual regt.etc.

cheers

Ashley

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Hi

I don't know about the blue goose but that is certainly is a fine looking car, even has the fashionable flat coloured paint. Sounds like the 540k was the team favourite. (my own favourite was the G5 but a bit of a pig to drive I have read)

I have a 1/5 scale model 540K in black which is remarkably good even though it is built from cheap plastics and has some questionable electronics in it.

My Grandad (MP corporal) with a MP sergent commandeered a staff car from leading politican in Germany (Hamberg) just after the war, the sergent went on to keep the car for a while, my grandad had the politians walking stick, I still have it. It's full of old worm holes though being left in a damp garage. Wish my grandad had been the sergent. Could have been millionares

The reason for replying to the thread is that a certain leader of a national socialist group had red 540K I believe.

 

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Here he is driving down a freshly slave built autoban. Would you let this man lead you into war? "Look mam no hands"

John

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