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Sofia. National museum of military history
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:24 pm
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Another "BAT", this time with a crane:


BAT-1 bulldozer with crane by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:28 pm
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Not strictly a vehicle, but it has wheels!


BMK-130M by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:10 am
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Another mystery:


Unidentified truck by Massimo Foti, on Flickr


Somebody on Flickr think this could be an Henschel 33... Maybe it's not such a crazy idea.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:03 pm
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Only problem is that a Henschel 33 has a double rear axle Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:19 pm
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Yes Walter, you are right! Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:46 pm
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Damn, Walter beat me to it.
But I'll add the distinctive spoked wheels, the embossed star, tall filler cap and the line of six bolts on the upper and the five on the lower side of the radiator as identifying features of the Henschel.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:56 am
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Thanks Costa. It remains a mystery for now Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:36 pm
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This is an interesting one, while its soviet heritage is clear, it's something unique to Bulgaria:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMP-23


BMP-30 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:15 am
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Another mystery:


Unidentified truck by Massimo Foti, on Flickr


Hi Massimo
I had this same picture from a few years back labeled as Mercedes 3000,I don't know why.
So I contacted a Dutch friend who is a real authority on Mercedes.
H said it is indeed a Mercedes from the L3000 group
The wooden cabine is probably not quite original.And without having a look at the engine it cannot be say for sure wich version it is. It could be a 3000 or a 2750 or 2600 or 2500.
These all look the same and only difference is the engine and the loading capaticity.
Hopes this help.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:11 am
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Somebody on Flickr think this could be an Henschel 33... Maybe it's not such a crazy idea.

Massimo


Looks like the Beverly Hillbillies' "second car".

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:03 pm
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Thanks a lot Walter!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:44 pm
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Another unidentified gun:


Unidentified Armstrong gun by Massimo Foti, on Flickr

Here is a plate from the same gun:
www.flickr.com/photos/...otostream/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:58 pm
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Another unidentified gun:



Here is a plate from the same gun:
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That is quite the lowboy. Looks like it would be no fun to work that gun.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:01 pm
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It would appear to be a variation of the Armstrong RBL (Rifled Breech Loading) 12-pdr 8cwt type, although I cannot be entirely sure. Like many guns of its vintage, it lacks a recoil system.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:45 am
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The bulldozer was cool, but this is even better:


BTM-1 M trench digger by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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