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#1 Pete Swede

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

Found some pictures on some very nicely restored old babes. Keep clicking on the "right arrow" and you won't be disappointed... :smileypopcorn:

Link to the pics --------->

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:34 PM

Very nice!  As an aside, the R71 (3rd and 4th pic) appear to have a square section upright behind the engine - the 2D M72 drawings reminded me to look ;-)

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:38 PM

It also have small "cast rings" at the bottom of the alu plunger mountings... :biggrin:

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:21 AM

Notice the Dnepr MT9 is the only one not running. RPOC! :laugh:
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:31 AM

What kind of helmet is the guy riding the Ariel wearing?
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:12 AM

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Notice the Dnepr MT9 is the only one not running. RPOC! :laugh:

LOL... Rapid Proof Of Concept?

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What kind of helmet is the guy riding the Ariel wearing?

Do you mean this?

WW1-WW2 British helmet.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for sharing those! Nice pics!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:01 PM

View PostPete Swede, on 19 December 2013 - 09:12 AM, said:

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Notice the Dnepr MT9 is the only one not running. RPOC! :laugh:

LOL... Rapid Proof Of Concept?

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What kind of helmet is the guy riding the Ariel wearing?

Do you mean this?

WW1-WW2 British helmet.

No.  The guy on the Ariel.  His helmet is sort of mushroom shaped.  It's definitely not the straw hat-shaped tin hat in common use by the Brits in WWII.
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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

It's some sort of para helmet judging by the strap . At first I thought it was a Japanese type 90 but that can't be right. The riders uniform and sidearm look French or Belgian

Must admit, I spent longer oggling the bikes than the riders

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:55 PM

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No.  The guy on the Ariel.  His helmet is sort of mushroom shaped.  It's definitely not the straw hat-shaped tin hat in common use by the Brits in WWII.

So it has to be this then ------> Link to picture


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Looks like a Czechoslovakian m/34 helmet (Vz32/34) from the 30ies and trough ww2.

Good trivia for us in Scandinavia is that a number of these (about 30.000 I believe) where used by the Finnish army in the continuation war 1941-44.


Some more info here -----> Link to more info

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:39 AM

Think you are spot on with that ID Pete. A close look at the bayonet makes me think it's a vz23 which would fit nicely.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

View PostPete Swede, on 19 December 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

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No.  The guy on the Ariel.  His helmet is sort of mushroom shaped.  It's definitely not the straw hat-shaped tin hat in common use by the Brits in WWII.

So it has to be this then ------> Link to picture


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Looks like a Czechoslovakian m/34 helmet (Vz32/34) from the 30ies and trough ww2.

Good trivia for us in Scandinavia is that a number of these (about 30.000 I believe) where used by the Finnish army in the continuation war 1941-44.


Some more info here -----> Link to more info

Thanks.  I'd never seen a helmet like that.  I thought, at first, it might be a Soviet helmet from WWII,  but it just wasn't right.  Even placement of the rivet match the Yugoslavian helmet you identified.
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

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Think you are spot on with that ID Pete. A close look at the bayonet makes me think it's a vz23 which would fit nicely.



Nice, I didn't think about the bayonet, you are right... ------> vz23 Bayonet



Now what about the uniform? Did the Czechoslovakian Army use Ariel 350s? Or could it be a Latvian Police uniform???...Posted Image

The guy to the right have the right color of uniform and the same helmet. In the text it says "pre-war Latvian uniform" so that would place it in the 30s, bike from 1932... What do you think?


More info here -----> Estonian police WW2

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

View PostPete Swede, on 20 December 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

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Think you are spot on with that ID Pete. A close look at the bayonet makes me think it's a vz23 which would fit nicely.



Nice, I didn't think about the bayonet, you are right... ------> vz23 Bayonet



Now what about the uniform? Did the Czechoslovakian Army use Ariel 350s? Or could it be a Latvian Police uniform???...Posted Image

The guy to the right have the right color of uniform and the same helmet. In the text it says "pre-war Latvian uniform" so that would place it in the 30s, bike from 1932... What do you think?


More info here -----> Estonian police WW2

The guy with the sub-machinegun is the best fit, but not a match.  He's got the right helmet and the colors are right, but the patches aren't the same.
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:52 PM

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He's got the right helmet and the colors are right, but the patches aren't the same.

Your probably right, but it's so close so it's suspicious... Would be really interesting to know witch country and when, and also if they used Ariels...




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