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GuyM
Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 5:23:02 AM
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A more modern Renault forest fire-fighting 4x4 unit:









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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020 5:45:42 AM
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Citröen 2 CV "Bicéphale" (which could be translated by "Double-headed") designed by some Var region firemen, to avoid driving on long distance in reverse gear on narrow and mountainous forest tracks of that South of France region:







The vehicle, built from 2 front parts of a 2 CV to be driven facing the road either way, remained unique:



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GuyM
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GuyM
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 3:40:54 AM
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Berliet/Setra VBH 85 trolleybus (Hachette Editions):









The restored trolleybus (100hp/600V), used as a basis for the model development:



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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 2:43:05 PM
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The 1/43 Hachette model of one of the Sahara desert Berliet GBO 15P 6x6:









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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:21:58 AM

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Guy: Were those Berliets used by Libya for the pipeline mentioned earlier?
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:50:10 PM
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Craig,

These 6x6 trucks were produced much earlier (late 50s) and used in the Algerian desert during the oil boom, when France was still in charge of that region:



But they didn't reach high numbers down there with Kenworth trucks getting the largest part of the activity.

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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 5:23:37 AM
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The "mille-pattes" (which could be translated by "centipede") vehicle, built by Michelin to test future truck tires in high speed conditions (Altaya Collection):









Link to a Michelin film (text in French, sorry!) showing the vehicle in operation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-QeBXa9hqU

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Guy
Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:26:23 AM

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Guy: I assume both front axles steered. Boy, that is one ugly beast!! What manufacturer built it for Michelin? Craig
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 2:07:52 PM

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Looks to me like a Citroen,may be in there,somewhere.Looks like it ate a car!Teeth
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:49:33 PM
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Gents,

The vehicle was built in the seventies by Michelin engineers, using Citroën DS cab and front bonnet: don't forget that, at that time, Michelin company owned Citroën vehicles company! That vehicle was approx. 9 tonnes in weight and was 7.50 metres long for a 2.45 metres width. It was able to reach a 150km/hour speed and had two V8 Chevrolet engines, one to power the truck wheel inside, the second one linked to vehicle driven axles at rear.

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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:11:35 AM
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Peugeot 203 (1/43 Solido model, on the left) and Citroën HY (Altaya - Michelin Collection, on the right):







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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 6:02:37 AM
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Two of the 4 Berliet GLC 6 trucks involved in the Gas-Oil Operation, set by Berliet in 1953 through the North-Africa desert to promote their Lavalette-Bosch injection system:





Hachette have done a very good job, when offering 2 models - perfectly reproduced - with different bodies: the "motorhome" truck (registered 3455 CJ 75) and the workshop truck (with winch at front and registered 3457 CJ 75)





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Guy
GuyM
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 6:02:47 AM
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Renault Galion light truck chassis modified into a Renault Service recovery vehicle (Hachette):









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GuyM
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 7:06:11 AM
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2.5 tonnes Renault Galion carrying a 24 metres Charton-Gugumus P4T5 mobile escape ladder (Hachette):









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