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Florin
Posted: September 28, 2006 07:24 pm
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Reenactment at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia - April 17, 2004

Other items belonging to the participants. The box is definitely not an original.
About the helmets and the guns, I don't know.
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Posted: September 28, 2006 07:31 pm
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Reenactment at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia - April 17, 2004

Waiting the enemy...
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Posted: September 28, 2006 07:48 pm
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Reenactment at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia - April 17, 2004

A puzzling image... Looks like an Allied soldier defected to the other side... A troubling headache for the historians of the future generations!
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Florin
Posted: September 28, 2006 07:51 pm
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Reenactment at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia - April 17, 2004

Victory, at last!
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Posted: September 28, 2006 08:27 pm
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QUOTE (mihnea @ September 28, 2006 05:03 pm)
That's a Chang Jiang CJ-750 converted into a BMW R71.

The Chang Jiang CJ-750 is a Chinese copy of the Russian IMZ M72 (can be found many times in Romania with BMW R71 papers) that is a copy of the BMW R71. CJ750 is style in production today and many are used in reenactments across the world.

Though the knock offs are common, I have actually seen original BMW's in reenactments in the US. For some people, they prefer to use the originals than copies. Don't understand why you would want to take out an original high in value but they do.
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Posted: September 28, 2006 08:46 pm
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QUOTE (Florin @ September 28, 2006 03:48 pm)
Reenactment at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia - April 17, 2004

Real German military motorcycle, in good functional status.
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Hallo Gentlemen, :D

I spotted this bike thinly disguised as a german WW2 model in Cugir at the weekend, 23 September 2006, there was the annual festival taking place.

(IMG:http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/5537/s3600105aaahi8.jpg)

I knew straight away it was not a BMW or "Zundapp" the helmet could possibly be Hungarian, the water bottle is not a standard piece of Wehrmact kit either, to the front was mounted an ammo box on the right side, of the side-car and to the left-side a bayonet and a shovel. (Which would never have been practical on the original bike).

(IMG:http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9939/s3600105bbbun4.jpg)

Sorry for the poor picture but there was no other place to take the photograph from ;)

Kevin in Deva :D
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mihnea
Posted: September 28, 2006 10:38 pm
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For those interested in CJ-750: http://www.blitzbikes.com/index.htm

BMW R71’s are very rare only 5000 were made before the war and most were sold to civilians, I have never seen a surviving R71 in German army paint.

Here is another very good replica from this site: http://www.pwbrowning.com/
(IMG:http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7530/2jd0.th.jpg)

And some original vehicles from Wings and Wheels 2006:

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BMW R12

(IMG:http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/347/p1010044ho6.th.jpg)
Zundapp KS750

(IMG:http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/715/p1010032ap9.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4995/p1010033gl8.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3783/p1010035ce2.th.jpg)
SdKfz 250 (no Czech OT-810 replica here ;) )

(IMG:http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9141/p1010090mg3.th.jpg)
Kettenkrad (a bit of rain and they have immediately covert it)
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Posted: September 28, 2006 11:37 pm
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QUOTE (mihnea @ September 28, 2006 10:38 pm)
For those interested in CJ-750: http://www.blitzbikes.com/index.htm


Blitzbikes is here in NYC. I know one of the gentlemen involved but he is on the militari aspect.

On another note, Mihnea when can you send me the information you told me about? The Manual of Arms, commands (and hand signals if known).
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Posted: September 29, 2006 05:31 pm
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QUOTE (mihnea @ September 28, 2006 10:38 pm)
For those interested in CJ-750: http://www.blitzbikes.com/index.htm

BMW R71’s are very rare only 5000 were made before the war and most were sold to civilians, I have never seen a surviving R71 in German army paint.

Here is another very good replica from this site: http://www.pwbrowning.com/
(IMG:http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/7530/2jd0.th.jpg)

And some original vehicles from Wings and Wheels 2006:

(IMG:http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7288/p1010073zl9.th.jpg)
BMW R12

(IMG:http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/347/p1010044ho6.th.jpg)
Zundapp KS750

(IMG:http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/715/p1010032ap9.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/4995/p1010033gl8.th.jpg) (IMG:http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3783/p1010035ce2.th.jpg)
SdKfz 250 (no Czech OT-810 replica here ;) )

(IMG:http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9141/p1010090mg3.th.jpg)
Kettenkrad (a bit of rain and they have immediately covert it)

i was there in Wings and Wheels 2006 as a re-enactor
it was a good event, besides the rainy weather :(

i'l be next year back at W&W as a re-enactor maybe we can have a little chat

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Posted: September 29, 2006 08:13 pm
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(IMG:http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9141/p1010090mg3.th.jpg)

The motorcycle with tracks (Kettenkrad), made in about 7000 pieces in Germany, was also manufactured in the United States after war, to be used for remote farms or in lodging industry.
The fact that was also produced in U.S.A. should make it more available for fans.

Maybe the easiest item to obtain in the U.S. is the WWII Jeep (made in 500,000 pieces).
Once I saw one rusting near a small country road in Pennsylvania, with a plate: "100 dollars, or say your offer".

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Posted: September 29, 2006 08:34 pm
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QUOTE (Florin @ September 29, 2006 08:13 pm)
(IMG:http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9141/p1010090mg3.th.jpg)

The motorcycle with tracks (Kettenkrad), made in about 7000 pieces in Germany, was also manufactured in the United States after war, to be used for remote farms or in lodging industry.
The fact that was also produced in U.S.A. should make it more available for fans.

Maybe the easiest item to obtain in the U.S. is the WWII Jeep (made in 500,000 pieces).
Once I saw one rusting near a small country road in Pennsylvania, with a plate: "100 dollars, or say your offer".

about two months ago, two were for sale and they went for about $50,000 each. :blink:
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Posted: October 01, 2006 01:10 am
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QUOTE (RHaught @ September 29, 2006 03:34 pm)
QUOTE (Florin @ September 29, 2006 08:13 pm)
The motorcycle with tracks (Kettenkrad), made in about 7000 pieces in Germany, was also manufactured in the United States after war, to be used for remote farms or in lodging industry.
The fact that was also produced in U.S.A. should make it more available for fans.

Maybe the easiest item to obtain in the U.S. is the WWII Jeep (made in 500,000 pieces).
Once I saw one rusting near a small country road in Pennsylvania, with a plate: "100 dollars, or say your offer".

about two months ago, two were for sale and they went for about $50,000 each. :blink:

I assume your quote is about 2 "Kettenkrad", not about 2 "Jeep".

Note: considering that during the last U.S. census more Whites claimed German ancestry, than English ancestry, and after WWII the former members of Waffen SS could legally emigrate to start a new life in the U.S., in am not surprised by this interest in German military vehicles in the U.S.

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Posted: October 01, 2006 01:22 pm
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Kettandrad on Ebay

Just take a look! over $50,000 and reserve not met
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Posted: October 02, 2006 11:36 pm
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Question,

What Russian gear would be appropriate for the Romanian soldier to have been carrying? Already have the German but need the info for Russian.
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Posted: October 03, 2006 05:23 am
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During WW2 very few items of Russian equipment were carried by Romanian soldiers. The Russian equipment was of a poor quality and was not very tempting for the Romanian infantrymen. Maybe sometimes they used some tent sheets, entrenching tools, canteens and probably some warm (padded) clothes during the winter.
There are more photos presenting Romanian soldiers carrying soviet weapons: sniper version of M.1930 Mosin-Nagan rifles, M.1940 PPD and M.1941 PPSh SMGs or M.1927 Degtjarev LMGs. They could carry also the respective ammo pouches.
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