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This one rocks! "In the workshop, 10 March 1917". That must be either Levunovo, or Kriva livada. Not sure about the truck type.

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The same place /either Levunovo, or Kriva livada/ a couple of weeks earlier - dated February 1917

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And the last one for now - This one is pretty clear about the model - Benz Gaggenau. And also dated July 1917, Levunovo. So, the previous 2 may be Levunovo as well, as all the 3 photos reside on one single page of an old album.

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10 hours ago, Ted170 said:

This one rocks! "In the workshop, 10 March 1917". That must be either Levunovo, or Kriva livada. Not sure about the truck type.

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Looking at the third photo of the Benz engine, it identifies this truck as a Benz as well.   The engine is the same.  Great clarity in the photos and fantastic record of history.

 

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A few years ago I was lucky to find something really rare - a Benz Gaggenau truck parts list. I think it is exactly from the period of the photos above. Not sure if it is exactly the same model, but at least, very close. It is for a 3-ton Benz Gaggenau, with chain drive. The engine from the photos above and in the books looks pretty much the same. The book has seen better days, but I'm in love with it anyway :)

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And yes, it actually shows a "normal"chassis and the parts are for it, too, but there is a chapter attached in the end, showing in a few pages the Chain Drive parts. Seems the truck was delivered in both configurations.

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That is amazing. Where on earth did you find something like that? Really wonderful book. I do like the term Kriegministerien Subventioniertes System which really supports that it is the same model.

 

 

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If your Benx Gannenau manual has three-dimensional drawings of the truck, could you share them with us?

Al

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Hi Al, unfortunately there are no such pictures. The closest to a full vehicle is the chassis picture, which I have shown, the rest are just pictures of parts. In fact this seems the way they made the parts lists - I have parts lists for late 1930s Mercedes cars /170 and 230/ and there is also no car shown, again the most complete scheme is just a running chassis.

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Thanks for your rapid reply!  As the old saying goes: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."  As an occassional truck modeller, I'm always on the lookout for drawings and dimensions.

Al

 

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A new book has been published here in Melbourne.  Called "Our Forgotten Volunteers" by Bojan Pajic.  The book follows the stories of Australians and New Zealanders who served on the Salonika/Balkan Front.  Many were medical staff...  

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