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This is a discussion on WWII historical vehicles within the Military History forums, part of the Armed Services category; As you know, I am French and I live in Alsace. This region less known to you than NORMANDY lived however fierce combats to the ...


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Old March 12th, 2017, 11:03 AM   #1
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As you know, I am French and I live in Alsace. This region less known to you than NORMANDY lived however fierce combats to the liberation. It must be said that we were then annexed to Nazi Germany. The history is still in the memories and several traces of these fights are still visible. Also many associations cultivate the memory. Today, I could see these vehicles perfectly renovated at the bend of a road


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Old March 12th, 2017, 11:15 AM   #2
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Very Nice. I like those WWII vehicles. There was some really good engineering done with them.
I've been to Strasbourg. Very nice city. Yes, your area of France saw some fierce fighting, especially down in the Vosges mountain area. It was not as well known due, in part, to the battle of the bulge taking away the attention.

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Those are beautiful and pristine looking! WOW.

I do civil war (American) reenacting. Back in 2010 I did an event at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It was a time line event with time periods from 1630's colonial New England up through WW2 represented. It was mainly a WW2 event and there were 4 Sherman tanks there for the USGI reenactors. The trucked each one in on a flat bed trailer. The German reenactors had a pair of restored Nazi-era APC's.

The tanks rolled through the woods knocking over 6-inch trees like twigs and firing their guns with propane charges. Ditto for the light MG's mounted on vehicles, all propane fired.

Check these out. The one with our cannons the 1630's group firing out CW cannon.

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I believe that is a Stuart, not a Sherman.

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Willis jeep is a tough vehicle. I wish I could find one I could afford and start the process.

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I believe that is a Stuart, not a Sherman.
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I believe that is a Stuart, not a Sherman.
I may very well be wrong on that. I'm not an armor guy. There were four of them. They shook the ground when they went by our camp. The propane guns were quite neutered as far as blast went. Would have been an ATF horror to obtain actual firing main guns and transferable LMG's.

One of the tank owners told us his tank was $750,000 to buy, restore, and fit out.

We actually had them crush some Hardwood pallets for us for firewood. Piled the pallets on the road and the tanker Captain had the tanks run them over for us. That was cool.

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Willis jeep is a tough vehicle. I wish I could find one I could afford and start the process.
The Willys jeep is a classic, but the M38A1 is probably a better vehicle and certainly has a better engine.

BTW, the French have a lot of these type vehicles because they adopted them for their military and manufactured them in France. Hotchkiss made them for the French military throughout the 1950's.

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The Willys jeep is a classic, but the M38A1 is probably a better vehicle and certainly has a better engine.

BTW, the French have a lot of these type vehicles because they adopted them for their military and manufactured them in France. Hotchkiss made them for the French military throughout the 1950's.
It is true, and I can tell you that they have been used for a very long time since I have still known some active examples

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One of the best all around Mil Vehicles to own is the M37.
It wasn't issued till the Korean War but it was a tough and capable vehicle.
It's like a tractor that looks like a truck.

And they are affordable.
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