Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • 2 weeks later...

Im still being kept against my will by Firefly and the Vice Chairman I reckon its an Italian vehicle maybe Alfa or Fiat. Firefly says it must have 6 reverse gears biggrin.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been looking at the picture with Foo over a beer. He made a good point, the grill of the truck looks like an Alfa Romeo one. In my opinion this is not a German truck, hence my post about it possibly being an adapted captured Allied vehicle. I therefore think it's Italian. We would know for sure if it had six reverse gears (sorry, please moderate if necessary!) biggrin.gif

Any other views on what it could be?...........

Link to post
Share on other sites

Having done a little bit of research I have identified it as a Krupp Protze not 100% what version, either a KfZ 69 or 70 ???

Edited by Chairman
Link to post
Share on other sites

Krupp were a German Company run by Gustav Krupp up until 1943 after which due to ill health his son Alfred took over. They manufactured various armaments during WW2 from subs to vehicles and guns and were responsible for using thousands of slave labourers from concentration camps. It is estimated 70,000 died whilst working for Krupp. Gustav Krupp was not indicted for war crimes due to senility but his son Alfred was sentenced to 12 years and his assets stripped from him. However due to the cold war Krupp was again needed for production, he was released, his assets restored, and today Krupp is still a leading conglomerate.

Edited by Chairman
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
Guest Atilla Jones

Looks like the photo was taken at a show. By coincidence recently noted that at War & Peace 2004 best axis vehicle winner was a Krupp Protze owned by the well - known restorer / vehicle owner Tony Oliver. Betcha that's the same truck, looks like Tony's immaculate restoration work.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Atilla Jones

Incidentally, for those among us who like sticking itty bitty bits of polystyrene together Tamiya make a very presentable Protze, now released as an artillery tractor, nice. smile.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

Sdfkz 81 6x4 Krupp Proetze, which means "Boxer" named after the motor that drove it. It was mainly used early in the war, as an artillery tractor for light A/T and Flak, which probably accounts for why you don't see many. It was driven by a 4-cyl engine and had all around independent suspension. Hope this helps

Edited by Laurence Strong
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...

In 1991, when in England, a friend took me to Tony Olivers. The collection of vehicles, even at that time, was extremely impressive as was their condition. Tanks, Armored cars, staff cars, ambulances, motorcycles, and even Bikes and para scooters. I can see them all as if it were yesterday,

Dan Murphy

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...
Guest Modelltreff

Can anyone identify this vehicle ?

The correct designation is:

Krupp L2 H143, in this case a Kfz.70 (Mannschaftstransportkraftwagen)

It's a light 6x4 truck of the german army in the early years of ww2

The H143 was produced from 1937-1941. With it's predecessor (L2 H43) together about 7.000 unit were build.

"Krupp Protze" was the designation for the Kfz 69, which were supposed to tow Ari pieces like the PaK36

There were few other variations in small numbers like Kfz. 19 Fernsprechbetriebskraftwagen.

Please try to google L2H143 or L2H43 for detailed information :jumping:

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...