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Bah! All unfamiliar faces!


When I received a couple of photos from one of the readers of "Military Review" in my mail, I thought that it would be a continuation of my article "Crosses on the sides. Do not argue with patriots"... Let me remind you that then, while in Ukraine, I managed to photograph replicas of a German armored car and a truck.

Due to the political overtones that surfaced, the comments moved to a slightly different plane, but there were also techies who determined the base on which the crafts were made, and some even recalled the series in which they were seen.

I love movies about the war, so I was very interested in the message, which said that I managed to shoot three (!) "Studebakers" at once at the service station! I myself only once saw an eminent veteran in the museum, proudly standing in an open area among "one and a half" and ZISs, and then someone was lucky - three at once.

The photos I sent aroused disappointment and interest in me at the same time.

Near the service station there is a column of non "students", it became clear to me at first sight. It's just that the author of the photos is ignorant of stories vehicles. But what is it then? Personally, it seemed to me that the next filming was taking place somewhere, and three trucks, converted for the Opel Blitz, were brought in to be repaired before the next epic. True, the unfamiliar chassis and color alarmed (clearly not the "Wehrmacht").

I wrote to the reader with a request to take more detailed pictures, at the same time asked where this service station is located.

It turned out that in Ukraine. The exact address, however, was not named, but this is not the main thing. The main thing is that thanks to closer photographs, it was possible to determine the type of trucks, and after a short search on the Internet, an interesting fate!

By the way, here is the next part of the photos:

On the radiator grilles you can read: "SAURER 2 DM".

We google and find out that these cars were produced in Switzerland between 1964 and 1976. And about 3200 of them were produced.

What are these "pseudo-songs"? All-wheel drive 4x4 trucks weighing 7100 kg specially designed for the Swiss army. Equipped with in-line 6-cylinder diesel engines rated at 135 horsepower. They could carry a cargo weighing 4,9 tons at a speed of 74 km / h. Slow, in general, but hardy.

Length 7,37 meters, width 2,3 meters, height 3,2 meters.

Basically, that's it. In addition to answering the question: what are they doing at the service station in Ukraine?

The answer to this question can also be found on the Internet. Several dozen of these trucks were delivered to Ukraine in 2015 with the help of volunteers. There is also a photo from the front line.

Bah! All unfamiliar faces!

Here's an unexpected continuation happened. You go and carefully look at the roadside ...
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 24 July 2020 06: 15
    For a "film about the Germans" will do. But the Studders are not drawn ...
    1. figwam
      figwam 24 July 2020 07: 22
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      But the Studders are not drawn.

      The trucks in the photo are similar to the Mercedes-Benz Type 4500A

      But certainly not on Studebaker)
      1. Avior
        Avior 24 July 2020 07: 52
        Probably, the similarity with Mercedes is no coincidence, since they write that this model has been produced by Saurer since 1944, although I do not quite understand how this was possible.
        After the war, Daimler, as the owner of both brands, gradually transferred everything under the Mercedes brand
      2. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 24 July 2020 08: 07
        Such a design was the European fashion of those years. Both the French and the Germans ...
        1. Blacksmith 55
          Blacksmith 55 24 July 2020 08: 57
          The photo cannot be precisely identified, but Wikipedia writes in German that the cars were produced with right-hand drive.
          The Swiss also used them in civilian life, for example, as a snowplow on the roads.
          Thanks to the author, but in my opinion there is little technical data about the car. Although everyone can find it on the net, they do not write about everything there either.
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    3. JD1979
      JD1979 24 July 2020 09: 19
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      For a "film about the Germans" will do. But the Studders are not drawn ...

      Oh, and again the first as they say ...)) Why are you all running faster to write your funny comments? There is no way to read a short article to the end and get all the answers.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 24 July 2020 09: 58
        I saw the students with my own eyes, before their return to the states .... And here is the article?
        1. JD1979
          JD1979 24 July 2020 13: 26
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          I saw the students with my own eyes, before their return to the states .... And here is the article?

          Hand-face))) that is, you also did not understand the meaning of your comment in the context of the content of the article?)))
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 24 July 2020 14: 33
            How can I ... keep up with your thoughts.
  2. Free wind
    Free wind 24 July 2020 06: 16
    Hello dear author. I wanted to. so that you climb under the hood and into the cockpit, but no means no. Cars don't have damnable footwear.
  3. semuil
    semuil 24 July 2020 06: 54
    To maintain a long-established certain image of the army of Ukrainian humanoids, that's what you need.
  4. And Makarov
    And Makarov 24 July 2020 06: 55
    Sometimes, rare things come across in the most unexpected places. Which a layman won't even look at.
    1. _Sergei_
      _Sergei_ 24 July 2020 08: 23
      I went earlier in the 90s to the Charysh district, the village of Charysh, Altai Territory and sold a lawn (GAZ-67) there. Rotten body, but native engine on the move. The price tag was 50 thousand rubles. I was so fired up and my wife supported me, said that in a month I would come and pick it up. A month later I arrived and did not recognize the car. The owner decided to do pre-sale preparation and digested the car beyond recognition.
  5. Mytholog
    Mytholog 24 July 2020 07: 21
    Pancake. All over the world to rake up all the scrap metal in order to start a war with their citizens ... Where did so much hatred in these fucking "volunteers" come from?
    1. mehan
      mehan 24 July 2020 10: 50
      Well, what do you care about this?
  6. Avior
    Avior 24 July 2020 07: 35
    Sometimes on the roads you come across such things that you are at a complete dead end, let alone the manufacturer - at what time you cannot determine the approximate production time.
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 24 July 2020 08: 08
    In combination with British armored cars, the column will be interesting. You can act in films for money.
    1. Pavel57
      Pavel57 25 July 2020 10: 11
      Cinema about Ukraine.
  8. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 24 July 2020 12: 31
    Cute. Not the Urals, of course, but also nothing. The Urals from the military reserve were probably sold out for a rocking chair back in the 90s ...
  9. Xenofont
    Xenofont 24 July 2020 12: 50
    Judging by the contours, either Daimler-Benz 4500, or the same type Bussin-Nag 4500. These are not the fenders, the hood flaps with a different pattern. I'm not talking about the radiator grill.
  10. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 24 July 2020 13: 01
    Sauer was founded in Switzerland in the first half of the 19th century.
    The first car was produced in 1898, it was a chassis on which, at the request of the customer, a passenger body, or a cargo platform, was installed.
    The enterprise was widely known in the world. It specialized in the production of trucks and buses. The range of trucks initially varied in carrying capacity from 2 to 5 tons.
    There was a network of branches already in the 20s, in France, Austria, England, Poland and America.
    In 1903 the first truck was produced, carrying capacity 5 tons.
    In 1904 - the first bus.
    Developed engines independently.
    Since the end of the 20s, diesel engines have been developed and mass-produced.
    Since 1915, trucks for the army of the "A" series have been produced.
    In the same year, the German MAN plant buys a license and produces trucks under the MAN-Sauer brand.
    Since 1925, trucks of the "B" series have been produced, marked with 2B (g / c 2 tn), 3V (3tn), 5V (5tn).
    Diesel engine range:
    5,7 l.
    4,5 l. on triaxial
    8,5 liters for three and four axles.
    In 1934, the production of lightweight trucks of the "C" series was launched, with a lifting capacity from 1,5 to 7 tons.
    In 1934, the production of a series of gas-generating trucks began.
    Then military all-wheel drive trucks are produced:
    4M (4x4)
    6M (6x6)
    8M (8x8)
    During World War II, Sauer's factories produced light jeeps, army trucks, tanks and ammunition.
    In the 70s, the production volume is 1500 chassis per year.
    At the end of 1982, the last truck was produced.
    Until 1986, the company "survives" on the basis of a military order.
    It is then sold to the Daimler-Benz concern, which manufactures heavy trucks and tractors at Sauer's production facilities.
    In the photo, the "2DM" nameplate is visible on the false radiator grille.
    In my opinion, this is already a post-war model for the army, with a carrying capacity of 2 tons.

    Regarding the Opel Blitz truck, the Americans from GM put their hands on the projection, this is understandable ...
    On the round contours of the hoods and front fenders of trucks, this was a global trend, and, among the Americans, too.
    The rectangular fenders and angular hoods of army trucks are associated with production optimization.

    Everything that remains in memory from watching the series of films "Wheels of the Land of Soviets".
    1. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 24 July 2020 14: 20
      In my opinion, this is already a post-war model.

      a no brainer that the post-war. Start of production - 1964th year. What the fuck is this war?
  11. Vik66
    Vik66 24 July 2020 13: 05
    Judging by the numbers on the Nissan (in the right corner of the frame), this is the Kiev region.
  12. Gloomy skeptic
    Gloomy skeptic 25 July 2020 01: 02
    It is necessary to create search teams in Ukraine to search for such ancient clunkers. Here's an income item - a junk museum with ticket sales !!!
    1. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 27 July 2020 09: 09
      Quote: Grim Skeptic
      to find similar ancient clunkers.

      this model of the saurer is the same age as the ZIL-130.
      1. Gloomy skeptic
        Gloomy skeptic 27 July 2020 13: 59
        Grateful for the information, did not know.
        And still someone scolds Soviet cars for "non-kosher" design!
        Yes, these clunkers generally had a design from 1920-1930!
  13. Gado
    Gado 26 July 2020 19: 29
    I saw "Studebaker" only in photos and videos, would not confuse it with this "Saurer", if only because the "Studebaker" has one more axis.
    What they are doing in Ukraine is a mystery. Maybe they just made an anti-Russian film.
    But I first learned about "Saurer", thanks. No wonder it is said: "Live and learn."
    1. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 27 July 2020 09: 00
      Quote: Gado
      What they are doing in Ukraine is a mystery. Maybe they just made an anti-Russian film.

      Do you see an anti-Russian gopher?
      But he is.
  14. Mooh
    Mooh 30 July 2020 00: 07
    Dear Nazarius! Thank you for the interesting article, but let me make a small comment: Russian people do not write "in Ukraine" this is indecency. The eye cuts.