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  1. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_L_3000
  2. I am not an expert on trucks from the Second World War or police vehicles. As far as I know, they were standard trucks that were adapted to the needs, for example benches on the loading area. Maybe the German Wikipedia will help you? I'm sure it can be translated online. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opel_Blitz
  3. Sorry, I'm not here every day - only sporadically. I can send you my book with pleasure. Unfortunately, the price including postage to the UK is now 19 euros, as cheap EU postage is no longer valid. Not only that, how do you now deal with customs duties on mail or merchandise shipments? Unfortunately, I am not up to date. The last book to the UK went through Ebay and Ebay took customs duties off the buyer. Very strange. Maybe more munga drivers are interested? then surely it will be cheaper in one shipment? I really don't have the time to translate the book. As many MUNGA drivers are still on the road in Italy, I partially translated my first MUNGA book from 2017 about the flatbed truck into Italian. It is just too much work and unfortunately I am not perfect in your language anymore. Often photos don't give the right colour, it was all still analogue back then. Of course there is a colour difference between the British in Berlin and Hanover and the military police and the RAF. The marking was also different back then....Allied GB in Berlin = ?? "X "G ?? X = Berlin Interestingly, new cars for the German police in Berlin were delivered from the factory in RAL 6014 and then repainted directly in Berlin, as no "bluish" off-road cars for the police were accepted by the Russians. Later, the correct colour was painted at the factory and the new cars were imported "by air" !!!! via Hanover and Hamburg. Cold War... Back to your question... From january 1958 the delivery to the RAF started in RAL 6014, at first only to Lower Saxony (Hanover). A part of this first delivery was then transported to Berlin. The quantity is not exactly defined. In May 1962, 6 MUNGA in "RAL 5011" (blue-black) were delivered to Berlin-Gatow, the frame was still in RAL 6014. However, at first an intermediate storage and further equipment took place at the RAF in Brüggen!!! These MUNGA were assigned to the RAF Police, Provost and security service, for escorting VIP persons during the Grand Tour etc. Noticeable are many chromed attachments, such as bumper, lamps etc. Her Majesty, the Queen's car also had many chrome parts. Unfortunately, I was never able to find out whether there were any modified paint jobs on site. May it help.
  4. LKW 3 tonnen, Opel Blitz, Mercedes, Borgward, Ford G 917 T, etc. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.alamy.de%2Ffotos-bilder%2Fpolice-cars-berlin.html&psig=AOvVaw2JogNOzl8Sgw0CBdAbNr22&ust=1624188563148000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAoQjRxqFwoTCMDOp4fMo_ECFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buntbahn.de%2Ffotos%2Fdata%2F7967%2F3560B1250_Polizei.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buntbahn.de%2Fmodellbau%2Fprintview.php%3Ft%3D8327&tbnid=kaOSm3lnEe5qsM&vet=12ahUKEwiOlN7DzKPxAhULLxoKHaUIBREQMygsegUIARDoAQ..i&docid=HnsnC1MvSRUiSM&w=600&h=380&q=borgward Polizei 1939&client=firefox-b-d&ved=2ahUKEwiOlN7DzKPxAhULLxoKHaUIBREQMygsegUIARDoAQ
  5. see my Post of 22. may:..... Members 10 72 posts Location: Germany Posted May 22 May I also provide some information on this? First, on the subject of design and color of the RAF + Military DKW MUNGA in West Berlin - for this I refer to my current MUNGA book on the subject of vehicles of the Allies, the Berlin police and the Berlin scene..unfortunately only in German language... There are still some copies available at the price of 15 Euro plus shipping ( and custom?). Maybe there is someone in your circle who translates it. I lack a little bit the time for it....
  6. May I also provide some information on this? First, on the subject of design and color of the RAF + Military DKW MUNGA in West Berlin - for this I refer to my current MUNGA book on the subject of vehicles of the Allies, the Berlin police and the Berlin scene..unfortunately only in German language... There are still some copies available at the price of 15 Euro plus shipping ( and custom?). Maybe there is someone in your circle who translates it. I lack a little bit the time for it.... About the (DKW) engine... of course a DKW MUNGA is only worth preserving and valuable if it is as close to original as possible. This also includes the engine. Apart from the vehicles of the first years of construction, a 1000 3 cylinder DKW engine with 44 HP was installed from the end of 1958, which was also mounted in some passenger car types. From about the end of the 60s, vehicles of the German army (Bundeswehr) were regularly taken out of service due to their age and sold and found new private owners. The MUNGA was popular with hunters and in agriculture, but there was often a desire for more power. There were many engine conversions, of course not commercially, but more in "home work" or small "private" production. The possibilities and conversion variants were enormously different. Almost all engines were "transplanted", no matter if Renault, Mercedes-Diesel, VW Golf or VW Beetle !!, Opel kadett (Vauxhall) or Ford V 4 or Ford V 6. Everybody did it also a little bit different. Widely used and mountable in the engine compartment was a Ford V 4 engine. An intermediate flange was mounted between the Ford engine and the DKW gearbox, a different starter and alternator were installed, the gearbox housing was adapted for the starter, radiator, heater, carburetor, exhaust system; engine mounts, etc. Experience showed that an engine power of 60-75 hp was needed to optimize it. The placement of the radiator was somewhat problematic. The cost in the 70's was around 1000 DM (Deutsche Mark = in this time about 500 €uro) using an old used engine including attachments. Many other engines such as Opel (Vauxhall) required a body extension. An unsightly affair! However, many converted vehicles also had to fight with problems. So there were always leaks at the transmission main shaft, especially when the centering of engine + transmission was not 100%.... From about the mid-90s, the trend declined significantly and the enthusiast tended to the original engine. In the last 10-15 years MUNGA with foreign engine could be sold partly hardly, or with clear price reductions! Only the original counts and is worth preserving! Today it makes no sense at all to rebuild this oldtimer with a foreign engine. Still there are old DKW engines, which can be reconditioned, the crankshafts can be overhauled, new pistons, partly also as a reproduction are available. This will also be the case in GB. I recommend to look for contact to your "DKW owners club". Here one will know the possibilities on the island. So far as supplementary info to the previous opinions. May it help. Buchvorstellung-GB-docx.pdf
  7. sold out! The first edition is completely sold. A new edition will no longer be published
  8. If you still want to buy the book, you should hurry. My stock is gradually coming to an end. There are still some books. The fast paragraph is naturally very pleasing. Thanks also at this point for the numerous positive feedbacks. A new edition is not provided! I suppose that in a few months the book will only be available as a second hand copy in the well-known sales exchanges. Also just now before Christmas maybe a wish for the gift table. The total price inclusive shipping to GB is 22 Euro. Orders gladly via : ulmahat@gmx.de or also hier. Please indicate your address.
  9. I'm sorry, I don't know the meaning of the number 9 sign. This can also be found on the back of the trailer.
  10. Why should the photo of the Munga 4, built in 1957/58, help to identify the trailer? 🤔
  11. I have the manufacturing documents of the manufacturer and can check the factory equipment in detail. The MUNGA 4 of the RAF in Berlin were delivered without trailer coupling. Some of the 6 series had a trailer hitch. The NL Army chose a different equipment! So you can usually find the factory mounted trailer hitch here. If you send me your chassis numbers as a private message, I will gladly look for the individual equipment. love greeting
  12. Members of the MUNGA IG can borrow tools. However, the return shipment is much too expensive. A member has made stable reproductions and offers them. I cannot judge whether a stock is currently available. Simply contact the MUNGA-IG. With other tools it is very problematic to remove the wheel hub. Parts can warp or be damaged.
  13. Okay, thanks. It is definitely a picture from Berlin and the car is a Munga type F 91/4. Maybe one met at the transition of the British and French sector with soldiers of the FFA Berlin and made a joint break and the weapons and part of the equipment were placed in the trailer of the British. So much is conceivable. I was mainly interested in the trailer type (British?) and the use, because I don't know any photos from Berlin on which a trailer was used. The MUNGA 4 were not equipped with a trailer coupling at the factory. This can then only have been a needs-based retrofit in Berlin.
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