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Friday, August 23, 2019

Weasel


Interesting that this little tracked vehicle was designed for a commando raid against German atomic weapons development in Norway during WW II that never happened. It was to carry four Special Forces soldiers through heavy Norwegian snow. The Special Forces unit found it worked wonderfully over rough, muddy ground as well as over snow. The Studebaker car company built thousands of these. They had many uses such as evacuating wounded soldiers, laying communications cable, and carrying nearly two tons of supplies where trucks could not go. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow--- That's quite a gadget!

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  2. Somewhere there is always more money to make something for the military.

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  3. I'm glad they found a good use for this sturdy vehicle TFG ✨

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  4. Very interesting. Good that they found another use for the handy machine
    MB

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  5. It sounds as if there is no stopping it!

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  6. ...I love the names that get attached to military vehicles.

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  7. Odd that such a limited vehicle had so many disparate uses.

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  8. Fascinating information! Obviously a sturdy ans useful vehicle.

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