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165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:12 AM UTC
Or the Drag'n Wagon: (My Spelling)





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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:23 AM UTC
Famo's doin' what Famos do best!





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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:50 AM UTC

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...Someone asks about ships transported from Germany to the Black Sea.
Some of the ships/vessels transported:
...16 Schnellboote (torpedo boats)...



Here is one of the S-Boots, transported on two Culemeyers:


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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
...And I guess that's one of the U-Boots



H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 04:42 AM UTC
The planned successor to the Dragon Wagon; the Sterling: (Unfortunately never put into production.)







I always thought; hey, buy a couple of DW Recovery vehicles and an M4 High Speed Tractor, mix the boxes together, shake twice, and I might have one of these!

Be sure to check out the great book on the subject by Tony Gibbs;
"Sterling T26 Discovered"
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC
That Land Train would make one heckofa cold war diorama.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC

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...And I guess that's one of the U-Boots



H.P.



Yep, it's one of the 6 Typ IIB's, that formed the 30. U-Flottille in Constanța,Romania.

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
Wow, what an interesting thread this became! Thanks to all who have contributed. The towed S-boot is my fave. But none of planes being towed?

And good to see health and safety in the workplace, too. Even in 1930-40 Germany.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 07:51 AM UTC

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Wow, what an interesting thread this became! Thanks to all who have contributed. The towed S-boot is my fave. But none of planes being towed?



Planes are very light by comparison and would not need a Culemeyer trailer to haul them. (A B-29 Superfortress had an empty weight of 37 tons/33,000 Kg, about the same as a later Sherman tank.) They are more an issue of bulk but with the wings and tail removed they are manageable with regular equipment.

KL
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC
I guess there should be interesting stuff in this book :



Unusual combination : French Army M31 ARV + Culemeyer trailer (1946) :



More pics here :

http://www.saar-nostalgie.de/Loktransport.htm

H.P.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:32 AM UTC
Thank you KL, HP. Incredible factoid about the B29 and the M4. I can say I had never contemplated the comparison.
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC


SpeedyJ
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 12:05 PM UTC
Nice link H.P. about the Saarland! Thanks.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC
Well here's the tug boat.

And a nice picture of a Culemeyer '2 axle unit'. From the picture above you can see there are 6 axles, with 2 wheels each. Also interesting is the parked Omnibus. Not sure about the Omnibus, but looks like Saurer?


Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:05 PM UTC
To get back to the original tow from this topic / thread:
KV-2 in Berlin




Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Stop, Stop, Stop.... too many great pics and far too many build ideas...….

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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:24 PM UTC
G.I. resourcefulness

Culemeyer trailer + rocket launcher :



More pics in this thread :

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=71149&hilit=launcher&start=30

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 07:08 PM UTC
More pictures of the Culemeyer.
When things go wrong...

Snow seems to be the problem

How to get that one going again


Bizar

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 07:19 PM UTC
While not a period piece, the same folks that are enjoying this thread will warm to the following image.

As seen at a rest stop along I-64 in Central Kentucky.



Know that whatever that monster casting is that it is hauling, it has this heavy rig broken down and waiting for a Master Welder to do repairs.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 07:31 PM UTC
Well, such accidents happen when you go barging down a hill in snowy/slippery conditions.
They seem to have been standing there for a while since snow has settled on the topside of the wheels.
They should have cleared and sanded that road before attempting to go down the slope.
/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:24 PM UTC
In June 1940, a Culemeyer trailer and a Kaelble Z6V2A tractor were used to transport the iconic "Compiègne Wagon", in which the First and Second Armistice were signed, to Berlin to be exhibited :









In 1950, a Culemeyer trailer (towed by a Diamond T tractor) was used to transport an identical wagon (the genuine one had been destoyed in 1945) back to the original location :




H.P.
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 09:44 PM UTC
While it was on display in Berlin...


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Robert Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:16 AM UTC
More ship transport. Looks like the first pictured tractor belongs to the Luftwaffe... :









Hanomag SS100 tractor :



Tram transport :



H.P.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC

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To get back to the original tow from this topic / thread:
KV-2 in Berlin




Kind regards,

Robert Jan



A November/December 1940 Production KV2
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 07:36 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

To get back to the original tow from this topic / thread:
KV-2 in Berlin




Kind regards,

Robert Jan



A November/December 1940 Production KV2



In that case, depending on how detailed you want your project you need kits 00311 and 00312. http://www.4bogreen.com/kv-series/recipes/kv-2/kv-2-model-1940-november-december-1940

HTH