Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Jan 2018, 00:27

That looks like a T34.

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Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2018, 00:59

T34/85, Factory No.122 at Gorky production, date is hard as wheels are not correct/original for the hull but based on the turret casting details (Zavrod 174 with the Zis-s-53 cannon) I would say May-June 1944

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Ukraine Special Cont....

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2018, 08:21

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 23:50
Not that familiar so nothing is hidden here....you get the whole lot. I know what the car is, but I have no idea what the Tank is....


Or what the bike is...

Looks like it has a Brooks saddle though :)

The first choice for all long-distance touring cyclists...

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Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2018, 11:34

CitroJim wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 08:21
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 23:50
Not that familiar so nothing is hidden here....you get the whole lot. I know what the car is, but I have no idea what the Tank is....


Or what the bike is...

Looks like it has a Brooks saddle though :)

The first choice for all long-distance touring cyclists...


Not anally retentive enough Jim :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.Ukraine Special Cont....

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2018, 12:15

Stickyfinger wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 11:34
CitroJim wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 08:21
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 23:50
Not that familiar so nothing is hidden here....you get the whole lot. I know what the car is, but I have no idea what the Tank is....


Or what the bike is...

Looks like it has a Brooks saddle though :)

The first choice for all long-distance touring cyclists...


Not anally retentive enough Jim :)


That's something you definitely don't want on a bike Alasdair :twisted: :lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.entries invited

Post by Stickyfinger » 10 Jan 2018, 13:09

ouch !

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Whatsthisthen?...Ukraine speciial

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jan 2018, 16:59

The Tank has gone well done to James, and Alasdair with the detail. It stands in Mykolayiv

So here's the Car probably not that familiar a model outside of the Ukraine
wttukr2.jpg
Bit of photograph scrutiny, bit of a google query, should pop up fairly easily :-D

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Post by CitroJim » 10 Jan 2018, 18:05

It looks, although I know it's not, vaguely like an NSU Prinz...

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Whatsthisthen?. Ukrainian Special

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jan 2018, 19:31

Here's a cryptic clue

Would score 9 in a Game of Scrabble in the Ukraine if playing with the official Scrabble distribution of "letters" for the Ukraine and your playing partners were happy to accept abbreviations of Ukrainian Car manufacturers as valid in the game :-D

These two references should help

Ukranian Letter set Scrabble
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble_ ... tributions

Ukranian alphabet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_alphabet

There are easier routes. Ukraine isn't overflowing with Car manufacturers after all :-D

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.entries invited

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Jan 2018, 19:36

ZAZ-968M Zaporozhets?

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Whatsthisthen?.Ukranian Sprecial

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jan 2018, 19:43

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
10 Jan 2018, 19:36
ZAZ-968M Zaporozhets?


Spot on James! Either you know your Scrabble and Ukranian Alphabet or took a more normal route!

Its a "3A3" (ZAZ) which is refected in the Company logo, and would score 2X4 (3) plus 1 (A) in Ukranian Scrabble!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... Z_Logo.png


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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 10 Jan 2018, 19:47

I just looked for 968M Ukrainian cars, and found this;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZAZ_Zaporozhets

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 10 Jan 2018, 19:52

Pop over top the Pickled Egg ...would you believe it one of France's best known contemporary singers is lsabelle Geffroy who performs under her nickname ZAZ! She's going to make her debut at the Pickled Egg today!

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Post by CitroJim » 11 Jan 2018, 14:17

Spotted this one in the MK Aldi car park this morning... Not seen one for years...
mysterycar.jpg
Own Work
Amazed there are any left...

This was not a tidy example... The next most ratty car in the car park was my Ka :lol:
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 11 Jan 2018, 14:41

CitroJim wrote:
11 Jan 2018, 14:17
Spotted this one in the MK Aldi car park this morning... Not seen one for years...

mysterycar.jpg

Amazed there are any left...

This was not a tidy example... The next most ratty car in the car park was my Ka :lol:

Image


You probably should have obliterated the number plate Jim :-D The seasoned "whatsthisthener" can unleash an arsenal of weapons of skulldugery with that bit of info to get the answer!

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