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SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 12/2/2010, 22:22

The SPA Dovunque 41 was a 6-wheel drive vehicle appeared in 1942-43, both as a truck (1942) as well as an artillery tractor (1943; for anti-aircraft artillery). Also used as a chassis for truck-mounted 90/53 gun. According to Fiat-SPA sources this vehicle had an off-road performance superior to the German half-tracks (when tracks were fitted to the tires, probably).
Some 153 SPA Dovunque 41 were produced for the German armed forces in 1944.
The SPA Dovunque 42 was a lighter version which never entered production.

Source: "Gli Autoveicoli Tattici e Logistici del Regio Esercito Italiano fino al 1943" by Nicola Pignato and Filippo Cappellano, U.S.S.M.E. (Rome 2005).
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 12/2/2010, 22:24

Another photo
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Kuno » 13/2/2010, 00:15

That's a truck :!:
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 13/2/2010, 15:51

Another photo (note the Italian number plate but with a German crew, therefore a captured vehicle), source: Bundesarchiv
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Desertrat » 13/2/2010, 18:42

Lorenzo, did they use this truck in North Africa as well... or was it too late :?:
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 13/2/2010, 20:00

Desertrat hat geschrieben:Lorenzo, did they use this truck in North Africa as well... or was it too late :?:


No, it arrived too late for Africa. The Bundesarchiv photo was taken in Italy (near Anzio-Nettuno?).
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Kuno » 13/2/2010, 20:04

...would have been a real asset in NA!
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 13/2/2010, 20:12

A photo from E-Bay.
The small motorcycle is an Aermoto made by Volugrafo for Italian paras, used of course by German paras, see also: http://vespahelp.it/blog/scooter/aermot ... portabile/)
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Kuno » 13/2/2010, 20:21

The Brits had such bike as well... ... ... wasn't it called WELLBIKE?
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon weyax » 15/2/2010, 14:13

Well done Kuno! :mrgreen:

Wellbike
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Und das amerik. Pendant
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Und das was Mann damit machen kann
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Sorry, Kuno den Wüstensand mußt Du dir jetzt mal denken

Gruß
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon simon r » 16/2/2010, 13:57

Are the bottom 2 photos, Cushmans Model 53?
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon weyax » 17/2/2010, 07:41

Yes Simon its the airborne scouter Cushman, ideal for little shopping tours but not so cheap today, abaout 6-7000 Euros:
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 23/2/2010, 18:07

A photo of the tracks mounted on the SPA Dovunque 41
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Lorenzo » 23/2/2010, 18:08

The prototype of the SPA Dovunque 41 during the trials
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Re: SPA Dovunque 41 and 42

Beitragvon Kuno » 23/2/2010, 19:13

What means "Dovunque" ?
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