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RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 04:17 PM UTC
Whenever there is a post about a new kit from some manufacturer there is nearly always a reply or two about some other vehicle/tank/gun that is more urgently needed.
"Why doesn't manufacturer Y produce a kit of X instead of Y ?"

Now I know what I will ask for in the future:



A tank transporter to carry my British WW I tanks


I stumbled upon this image when Googling 'mzkt-7428'
It is included in some Hungarian forum discussion which,
https://sg.hu/forum/tema/1228481325?order=asc
judging by the images, seems to be about tank transporters.
My knowledge of the Hungarian language is totally nonexistent ...

/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 04:39 PM UTC
I must admit I was unaware that we had that kind of thing back then. Its interesting to note that the lorry is a 'Pickfords' one as the company still exists today mainly doing house removals rather than transporting tanks.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 04:41 PM UTC
Actually I now think this is post ww1 as the bus in the background I think is too modern.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 04:58 PM UTC
Great find! Yes, the thread is about tank transporters/haulers.

You gotta love how tiny looking that T-90 (?) is on the back of the MZKT-74135 (?)!
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 05:32 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Great find! Yes, the thread is about tank transporters/haulers.

You gotta love how tiny looking that T-90 (?) is on the back of the MZKT-74135 (?)!



Yes, it looks like one of those little backpacks that some "city-dwellers" use instead of a small handbag

How about this combination in the "heavy haulage class":

Found on this page:
http://www.taringa.net/comunidades/militares-en-t/6816860/Tractocamiones-Militares-LSV.html
There are a few more pictures there.

/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 06:55 PM UTC
Here's a WW1 tank transporter :

Knox artillery tractor + La Buire trailer + Schneider CA1 tank :



Blitz had released a 1/35th scale Knox tractor with the matching trailer but the former is OOP...

Here's a better version of the Pickfords truck (which is a Scammell) picture :



Full size
This picture was taken in June 1932...

H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 07:39 PM UTC
Hi Robin,
Your guess was right, that forum is exactly about tank transporters ("...from the very beginning till nowadays", to be more specific)
cheers,
Zsolt
(from Hungary)