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WW1 Searchlight car
danmodels
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 05:25 PM UTC
Hello,
I want to open this topic with the WW1 searchlight car to know if this subject can be interesting for the modelers.
I need your opinions !
I find this cars on net








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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 06:12 PM UTC
I would be interested
/ Robin
danmodels
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 06:22 PM UTC
If some one have more information ( photos or drawings -) please tell me .
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 09:55 PM UTC
French Army vehicles :

Here are two Renault EE's (just like the one in your picture #4):





Full size

A heavier one :





Full size


Interesting uniforms



This one belonged to a Fusiliers-Marins unit (1916):



Full size

and a 1912 Aries :




H.P.
danmodels
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:39 PM UTC
Merci Henri-Pierre,
La photos d'hiver j'ai pas.
Vous avez des dimensions pour le Berliet ?
Aussi j'ajoute d'autres photos
So the Searchlight vehicles will be interesting in 1/35 scale ?



Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:51 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Vous avez des dimensions pour le Berliet ?



You mean the one in picture #3 ? In fact it's a Renault (EP ?) truck. Here's another one :



I'll see if I can find more info.

H.P.
danmodels
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC
Some others photos
De Dion Bouton

Brasier

danmodels
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Posted: Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 11:01 PM UTC
This is the Berliet



Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:22 AM UTC
OOOPS I'm no expert

Here's another Berliet :



Full size

H.P.
bprice1974
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 12:56 AM UTC
I would definitely be interested, I love modeling and looking at The Great War subjects.
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 02:28 AM UTC
WoW........
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 04:55 AM UTC
Good stuff, I like very much vehicles of great war.
Would be great build one of them.With great pleasure I will be watching this topic. Beautiful in these pictures is how people can cope with the adjustment of the usual vehicles for special needs.
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:47 AM UTC
If you can find any of the old Revell (ex-Gowland) Highway Pioneers or Pyro Brass Age car kits, you have the basis for the cars. Minicraft re-released the former series about 20-25 years ago.These were all 1/32nd scale, and there are searchlight kits either in resin or styrene in 1/35th.






Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 04:29 PM UTC
Here's another one used by French AA batteries near Calais :



Full size

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 04:54 PM UTC
Very interesting subject, indeed! I think the base vehicles in their original form or with different conversions might also be popular.
danmodels
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 05:12 PM UTC
Christian,
I am curious is the German army was use in WW1 similar vehicles ??
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 05:29 PM UTC
The German equivalents I've found so far appear to be using horse-drawn carriages like these :





but they probably used car/truck mounted searchlights as well....(why not ? )

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Quoted Text

Christian,
I am curious is the German army was use in WW1 similar vehicles ??



Thanks Frenchy for the images! Unfortunately, I have zero knowledge of this topic
danmodels
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:06 PM UTC
I was find some vehicles of German army

Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 08:44 PM UTC
Here's another French searchlight car :



More close-ups here

On a side note, the truck in the first picture in Dan's last post is Austro-Hungarian, not German

H.P.