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stephen brezinski
Posted: September 19, 2004 12:43 am
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Greetings

Being facinated with the operations of Germany's allies on the eastern front I express it in my modeling. Can anyone advise me whether I can model a Praga RV 6x4 truck as Romanian?????

I understand the Romanians used a Skoda model or two, as well as several German trucks.

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Posted: September 19, 2004 08:39 am
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Yes, Praga RV was in the service of Romanian Army.

http://www.autogallery.org.ru/m/pragarv.htm
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Posted: September 19, 2004 09:54 pm
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Thanks for your reply and the link. Actually this has long been one of my favorite websites. After I posted my question I looked down the page and found that someone had posted a photo of the RV with Romanian troops! Its like God was looking after me.
I am building a Profikit Praga RV in 1/72 scale. It a beautiful model but rather complex. It will look nice in Romanian markings.

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Posted: September 20, 2004 08:39 am
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The Army trucks were painted kaki and the Air Force or Navy trucks were painted gray. All had white stripes (5 cm wide and 50 cm long) on the edges of the wheel covers or of the truck itself, both in front and at the rear. On both doors was written with white the maximum weight that could be transported. The lights were camouflaged with cloth. There was a white square painted on the windshield, opposite the driver's seat. It also had a white line going from the upper corner opposite the diver's side to the lower corner on the driver's side.
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stephen brezinski
Posted: September 21, 2004 12:38 am
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In previos message you stated: "There was a white square painted on the windshield, opposite the driver's seat. It also had a white line going from the upper corner opposite the diver's side to the lower corner on the driver's side. "

This white square and line on the windshield puzzle me. I would like to get my makings correct but an not really sure how this should look? I have seen several photos of Romanian trucks but have not noted this.

Is it appropriate for a 1941 to 1943 period truck????

Would it block the driver's vission?

Can you refer me to a photo of this?

Thank you much,

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Posted: September 21, 2004 04:11 pm
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Mercedes Benz L 3000 S

Source: "Armata Romana 1941-1945", RAI, Bucharest 1996.

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Posted: September 21, 2004 04:13 pm
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Ford Marmon model by Dan Melinte:

(IMG:http://www.hobby.ro/gallerys/ford/01435.jpg)
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Posted: December 10, 2004 08:30 am
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Any italian Fiat, SPA or Lancia trucks used in WW2 Romanian Army?
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Posted: December 11, 2004 11:42 am
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Also in modeling interest; does any body know what kind of refueler trucks they used in the ARR?
Thank you.
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Posted: December 14, 2004 07:29 am
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Most of the fuel truck used by ARR were Ford fuel truck ( assembled at "Atelierele Ford Bucuresti "). But also other fuel trucks were used like Opel Blitz and french fuel truck Lafitte.

Here is a picture with Ford fuel truck on Popesti -Leordeni airfield.


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Posted: December 14, 2004 07:31 am
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And another picture from the back of Ford fuel truck.


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Posted: December 14, 2004 07:37 am
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  Ford Marmon model by Dan Melinte



There is a little mistake. It is not a Ford "Marmon" (with short nose engine) but Ford truck assembled at "Atelierele Ford Bucuresti" ( aprox.400pcs.)
Here is a picture with a 2 or 3 tons cammo of a Ford truck.



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Posted: December 14, 2004 07:38 am
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Another Ford truck picture.
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Posted: December 14, 2004 07:42 am
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  Another Ford truck picture.

Sorry i post the same picture twice.


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Posted: December 17, 2004 09:52 am
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Cantacuzino, thamks a lot for your posts, they're very interesting!
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