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CAN any one ID this . WW1

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Looking at the guns mount and the number of vehicles pulling it plus barrel lenght. I'd say that was more likley a Howitzer. The Famous Big Bertha was not the gun that shelled Paris, but six Krupp built 420 mm about 15 inch howitzers speciffically built to defeat Belgium border forts. I'd reckon that to be anOBICE DA 305/17 . about 44 were built. 305 is the calibre 17 being the length of barrel as to calibre.

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Looking at the guns mount and the number of vehicles pulling it plus barrel lenght. I'd say that was more likley a Howitzer. The Famous Big Bertha was not the gun that shelled Paris, but six Krupp built 420 mm about 15 inch howitzers speciffically built to defeat Belgium border forts. I'd reckon that to be anOBICE DA 305/17 . about 44 were built. 305 is the calibre 17 being the length of barrel as to calibre.

Fiat 20. Nicky Armstrong in Italy has one. Weighs 10 tons, 11 litre engine . Can tow up to 40 tons.

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One more came in the post. Think its a US truck ID on the back

Think the guy is going to have a hard time digging that out.

Keith

ww1 truck france USA.JPG

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Could those be sprags attached to the back axle. They appear as two sets of rods per side. That would point the time frame of construction to be early in the war.

The front axle appears to have spokes, the engine is mounded in a sub-frame, and the clutch has a hole in the face.

As to a manufacturer, I'm uncertain.

Doug

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Could those be sprags attached to the back axle. They appear as two sets of rods per side. That would point the time frame of construction to be early in the war.

Doug

 

Surely those are the return springs for the brakes (dual system- parking and service) you can follow the linkage up past the gearbox.

 

David

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Surely those are the return springs for the brakes (dual system- parking and service) you can follow the linkage up past the gearbox.

 

David

So correct David. I've enlarged the photo and the nature of the springs shows up. Sprags also tend to be mounted lower on the axle.

Doug

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Truck photo Brought back by a soldier who served in the US Army, with the unit [ The Big Red One ].

One more and thanks you guys for the ID of the photos.

Looks like it could have been a staff car. Good for parts.

Keith

ww1 truck US Army with ID.close up.jpg

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Hi Gents,

This is a AEC Y type, pressed steel chassis version.

Seb

 

I can add this photo to my collection for recording and the identification of bits found. There are not many photos of the underside of trucks about. Thanks Seb.

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British ww1 bus with French troops on the top and a few British drivers a few other trucks.

Keith

ww1 bus.jpg

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I Think this will be a hard one to ID not a lot left. taken in December 1916, could be French ? photos taken from my original glass photos and a French Amblance.

Keith

ww1 glass photo amb french.jpg

Dec 1916  French.jpg

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Well, the ambulance is a Renault but the one showing battle damage, I am pretty sure, is not as there is no sign of the scuttle mounted radiator. It does look like a big staff car.

 

I shall await some input from the Gurus now!

 

Steve :)

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Are your pictures of high enough quality to see if there is something written on the hubcaps of the wrecked car?

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Posted (edited)

some more original ww1 photos that came in the post. ww1 Benz truck and a what looks like a generator on the left on one of the photos. Trucks have K on the side and a French truck.

Keith

 

 

 

 

 

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