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Burgdorf (CH). Stiftung HAM
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:42 am
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Vickers 34 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Ward LaFrance 1000 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Ward LaFrance M1 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Ward LaFrance M1A1 M-81534 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Ward LaFrance M1A1 M-81568 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:04 am
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Wow, that M1 is really rare. I have never even seen a picture.
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I wasn't aware of that. I just felt it was a good series of vehicles, worth posting and sharing here.

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The Museum reports it as M1 series 4, the other two are reported as M1A1 series 5. Are we sure the first is an M1 and not just another M1A1?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:56 am
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... I would say it's a «Ward La France Model 1000 Series 2, M1, one spare behind cab, one on passenger side of crane, rear winch (1941-1942)»

Find here all the different versions:
olive-drab.com/idphoto...france.php


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... and, for the Enthusiast: The WLF with number 4 on the side were used on airfields (4th vehicle in the emergency unit), the other two were used in tank repair units (Pzj G13 and L Pz 51 (AMX-13). See the letters on top of the cab. Also you can tell by the M+ number (Army registration). M+285xx were airfield trucks, M+815xx were tank repair trucks.

Two friends and I recently published a book about Swiss MVs and tanks:
Buch «Fahrzeuge der Schweizer Armee» Markus Hofmann (2015) by Chris

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Final image from this series:

Zielpanzer 68 M-77872 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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What is that rectangular box thing on the front of all swiss M113s?


... it's just a canvas cover for storing the backpacks of the soldiers when riding inside the M113. These were added after the floating shield was removed. So our M113 aren't "amphibious" anymore.

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Thanks for sharing Massimo.

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Thank you very much.
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What is that rectangular box thing on the front of all swiss M113s?


... found an example

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