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Sergeant

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So it seems that there's finally some answers to the questions raised by the tantalizing "possible Oberschlesien mockup" photograph in this post:

http://landships.activeboard.com/t50777122/oberschlesien/

It appears that the mockup was for a French vehicle under consideration in 1940, and was captured in the factory. See more here:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/unbekannter-franzosischer-Beute-Panzer-Versuchsmodell-Prototyp-/310905585141?pt=Militaria&hash=item48636abdf5

and here:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/message/1395496702/French+prototype+captured+in+1940-



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Major

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Wow, definitely a Mockup in a French Hall, see the sign above the left (L'interdiction) de FUMER (No Smoking) and a German soldier from the 2nd World War.

Thanks for the information.



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Legend

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That clears it up nicely thanks for posting...

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So, not only were the "TOG" designers living in the past!

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Major

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Ahahaha!
So the supposed German light tank photo shown a French super-heavy :D ?

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Legend

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What a great find!

I wonder if it was the AMX Tracteur C? I've seen numerous drawings and there appear to have been a number of versions, none of which quite matches this mockup, but perhaps it represents an iteration I've not seen before?



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Legend

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Oh, excellent. I do enjoy it when we undertake a spot of detective work and come up with a solution, Most satisfying.



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Major

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It is the full-size mockup of the front part of the ARL Char C > French Tanks and Armoured Vehicles 1914-1940, Francois VAUVILLIER smile



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Good work!

http://www.chars-francais.net/new/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1643



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Aha, now we know who bought the photos on eBay! 

 

And who is behind the website Chars français, incidentally, a great source for me!



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