The two in the front are definitely US Fords. The one in the background is a bit hard to identify, but based on the fact that it has civilian fenders, which F198Ts probably did not have, and US / German style hood with horizontal bead, and comparing the cab door to the enclosed picture.........what else can I say: -Most probably also a US 1940-41 Ford.
Also quite interesting is the box that is exactly the same as mine! And mine had tan paint with grey underneath
The 2 pictures posted on September 29th taken of the same truck at two differen angles, and which also seems to be a little optically twisted, is as far as I can judge, an Antwerp B298T. Rounded door window framing, horizontal door bottom, hood with horizontal bead, civilian fenders. None of these features are F198T. The vent door in the cowl side is most probably not a vent at all. The vent door on the F198T is much larger, and if you compare the two pictures and look closely, you will notice the "vent" has moved as the angle of the camera changes. Probably just a bracket mounted on the cowl.
Post by fordflathead on Jan 18, 2016 18:50:21 GMT 1
Sorry folks, I was wrong. The 2 pictures of the Ford running along a street is probably not an Antwerp B298T. If you look at the door bottom of the B298T Maultier picture enclosed, you will see it has an angled cut-off at front. Stupid me, as I have one myself I should have catched this. So what it is I can not tell for sure. It is obviously a Ford. As I said, the pictures seems a bit optically twisted. Could that make the door look extra curved at the upper door window framing, so that it is in fact a standard G198T / V3000? Has it got some body damage that have kicked the window framing upwards? It could look like an American 40-41 model, but it seems to have a flat windscreen, the US has split windshield. Also the hood looks a bit unusual as the horizontal ventilation ribbing seems to end in a vertical pattern. As far as I have seen they normally ends angled backwards, following the line of the rear end of the hood, as you see on the enclosed pictures.
Anyway, when it comes to cabs there were several independent coachbuilders in Europe at the time that fitted aftermarked cabs to Ford trucks, as can be seen on the enclosed photos. Actually, it looks very much like the cargo truck on the last picture with coachbuilt cab.
By the way, the Maultier is fitted with a French supplied F198T type hood.
Post by ssparatrooper on Jan 19, 2016 21:34:01 GMT 1
the photo with the coach built cab comes from footage as does the on in italy and the last photo i have posted but as the first two were on the TV and not on a tablet i am unable to get better photos but i will have a go
another site stating the french truck production ceased in 1943 to produce the German model blows a rather large hole in the "no v3000s trucks were ever made at poissy theory" add that to the dienst vorschrift and the bloke in france that states his truck that he has used to restore his maultier had a notek and has been re numbered after the war due to the over stamping of numbers etc
the evidence i have produced here including reference to the "FG198t" model made in 44 for the German army and the french publications stating F198t were made from 41-44 all this adds up to something!!!!!!!
maybe the french were a little embarrassed after the war about all of this but who could blame them they were under occupation and could only play the hand they were dealt
Post by ssparatrooper on Dec 14, 2016 4:27:47 GMT 1
Since 1941 they have installed a new V8 engine (3924 cm ', 95 ~ 100 hp), which gave life to 5 unit-of production cabover car F997VVS. In 1943, after the devastating Allied bombing, it was transferred to the assembly Zhannviyer. 1944 was there started production of hybrid trucks - FG198TS and gasification FG198TG, gathered from the French and German parts. For information about this period is sufficient Chiva contradiction, but it is known that up to July 1944, "Ford France" produced 10620 cars.
Post by ssparatrooper on Dec 14, 2016 4:29:26 GMT 1
Post-war production resumed on 26 March 1945 with a simplified 3.5-ton truck bonnet F198TM who had managed to enter the Western Front. This was followed by 95-hp variant F598TM, which in 1946-49. by 4x4 supplied to the French forces in Indochina. At first it was engaged in re-equipment of the company "Erveytorn» (Herwaythom), and since 1947 -SAMAT (SAMAT) - the local branch of the American company "Marmon-Herrington» (Marmon-Herrington). Cars had a wheelbase of 4100 mm and weighed about 3 tons and offered with 4-speed gearbox and 2-stages-step transfer. Their modernization has led to the creation in 1947 of a new cabover 5-ton version F798WM (4x2) with a 3.9-liter engine with 93 hp, for three years by the armed forces of the French army. He became the precursor of the most famous truck "Ford FOY-4W Cargo» (Cargo), introduced in 1949. In contrast to the previous down-home products "Ford" European branches, he got round all-metal cab-over-engine with corrugated panels. Since 1951, this car with a 100-horsepower V8 engine began to enter the army. Its main performances were 5-ton models F094WM (4x2) with the sample cab and civil F094WMH (4x4) with open thingypit "Torpedo", more bars front of the radiator and the front drive axle SAMAT. Since 1952, the Army issued version F294WM (4x2). They all have a 4-speed gearbox and hydraulic brakes with vacuum booster. These vehicles are known in board designs with awning as tanks, trucks, workshops and media of different weapons, including rocket. By the end of 1954 they produced 510 copies. In 1950, under the "Armet» (Armet) company "Ford France" joined in the work on creation of the bonnet army trucks 6x6. She managed to collect only two prototypes and F097TM F098TM with different wheelbase. Cars, externally similar to the American RIO (REO), and not out of the test phase. In July 1954, the French "Ford" branch was acquired by Simcoe (SIMCA), which is inherited and the latest development of the company - an army truck cabover F594WM.