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Castelletto Sopra Ticino. Museo Gottard Park
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Foggia, 1945... Was your dad in the air force?

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- MarkHolloway
The first picture appears to be a diesel engine. No spark plug wires. Maybe an AVDS-1790-2 series. A=Air cooled, V=V shaped cylinder configuration, D=Diesel, S=Superturbocharged. 1,790 Cubic Inch displacement.


Is definitely a diesel engine of the AVDS-1790 family, more exactly the left view of a didactical cutaway.
At the rear of the engine, the left of the pic posted from Massimo, with a wider view we would have seen the right supercharger.
Thanks to Massimo for these interesting photos.
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Thanks for the help Giacomo. Glad you like the pictures, I will post something more soon, they also have an italian artillery tractor, looks like a TM-40, but I am not 100% sure.

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Foggia, 1945... Was your dad in the air force?

Massimo


Indeed, he was.
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After September 1943 the areas around Foggia and Lecce were full of airbases, they were pretty busy places up to 1945.

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Nodwell Flextrac:



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Another Nodwell Flextrac:



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SPA TM 40, an italian artillery tractor from WW II:



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SPA TM 40, an italian artillery tractor from WW II:



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Hi Massimo,
this is a TM 48, post war development of the TM 40.
Again, very nice pics, thanks.

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Thanks for the pointer Giacomo!
Indeed I wasn't sure about that, so I posted on an italian forum to get some help, but got no answer:
forum.worldwar.it/Foru...55&t=25859

Funny I've got help on an international forum Smile
BTW What are the exterior differences between TM 40 and 48?

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BTW What are the exterior differences between TM 40 and 48?

Massimo


At first glance you can spot a TM 48 (actually a FIAT labelled truck as SPA trademark disappeared in 1947) from the squared fenders, different tires size and rear ammunitons stowage.

You can find here:

Le Gallerie di Modellismo Più - Trattori d'artiglieria - TM 40

an interesting and well restored TM 40.

A presto
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Looks like the one from Temeroli collection. Seen on this video too:
www.com-central.net/in...mp;t=13934

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Those Nodwells look like the base vehicle for a piste basher!
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