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Old 17-10-20, 00:50
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On today’s escapades just North Of Petawawa
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1958 M274 Mule 2cyl (4cyl engine waiting for transplant!)
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-08715 1 CSR
1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
1983 M1009 CUCV
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Old 17-10-20, 14:00
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On today’s escapades just North Of Petawawa
So super secret you cannot even see it.
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Old 17-10-20, 14:27
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Well if you spotted it I guess it's back to the drawing board for them.
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Old 17-10-20, 15:15
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1968 M274A5 Mule Baifield USMC
1958 M274 Mule 2cyl (4cyl engine waiting for transplant!)
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-08715 1 CSR
1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
1983 M1009 CUCV
1971 M35A2
1956 M135 56-54921

RT-524, PRC-77s,
and trucks and stuff and more stuff and and.......

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Old 17-10-20, 16:26
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Default Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 4051 Tractor AHSVS

Good photograph. That Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 4051 Tractor AHSVS is one of 21 purchased in 2007 for service in Afghanistan. The flat-bed trailer I am not sure of the type although something I learned a while ago about CF vehicles is that they are easier to identify if you can capture the CFR number.

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Old 17-10-20, 17:09
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Next time CFRs!
What I missed getting pics of yesterday were two CANSOFCOM HUMMWV trucks on a flat deck transport at the truck stop
in Arnprior ON.
One was painted up with bizarre camo.
Any ideas if these will com up as surplus? Probably chip them
like the rest of the fleet...
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1968 M274A5 Mule Baifield USMC
1958 M274 Mule 2cyl (4cyl engine waiting for transplant!)
1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-08715 1 CSR
1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
1983 M1009 CUCV
1971 M35A2
1956 M135 56-54921

RT-524, PRC-77s,
and trucks and stuff and more stuff and and.......

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Old 17-10-20, 18:05
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The trailer is interesting. I recall a bunch of trailers in KAF that were squirreled away in another compound. It could have been those. They were stacked in pairs if I recall, and not used. Not sure if they did end up getting used. Instead, the AHSVS were using various trailers, ranging from the multi-axle trailer Ed shows down to the old Craig hydraulic neck trailers. The Craigs caused a problem in that it was not a good match for the trucks. If a driver was out by a few degrees backing onto the trailer with the AHSVS, they would smash the lights on the AHSVS. They could not keep up on lights, and you could not merely substitute a different light as there was some form of a lighting module that was sensitive to the total draw. This went on for a while until I noticed the problem and realized the fifth wheel plate simply had to be back further. The trucks were not my sections responsibility, but the older trailers were.

It went to Ottawa where a new configuration for the fifth wheel plate was designed, and the taillamp useage was reduced to almost nil.



Those multi axle trailers were also very prone to brake chamber damage, owing to their low mounting. The B section could not keep up with those either. I received about 20 chambers as part of a different project, but in the end they all went to those trailers. Not sure if there ever was a solution to that problem.


As to Canada selling HMMWVs, they are a US controlled item, demil code Q. My bet is they will be destroyed upon being surplus, or at very best sold thru GCmil to qualified buyers, which isn't most of us.

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Old 17-10-20, 20:09
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Next time CFRs!
What I missed getting pics of yesterday were two CANSOFCOM HUMMWV trucks on a flat deck transport at the truck stop
in Arnprior ON.
One was painted up with bizarre camo.
Any ideas if these will com up as surplus? Probably chip them
like the rest of the fleet...
I saw those! And took a short video clip. The clip is on my phone, and I will put it up in a day or so.

Both tan paint colour and one with blotchy dark contrasts. That one was open top with half-doors and vertical rear sidewalls. I want to say there were MG mounts on the roof and door posts. The second was fairly conventional sloped back with full doors.
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74-????? M151A2 plated and on the road
70-08876 M38A1 ready for the road
53-71233 M100CDN trailer manufactured by MCI ready for the road

Wow! All three green beasties run!
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Old 18-10-20, 00:13
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And here I thought it was the Terradyne Gurkha I saw in Ottawa about this time frame.
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Old 18-10-20, 04:05
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This truck platform was a Afghanistan purchase and Generally for deployment overseas. The vehicles seen operating in Canada are for work up training before deployments
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Old 18-10-20, 15:42
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I think those trucks also get a lot of credit for saving lives. It was amazing to see some of them coming in with severe IED damage, and the drivers were unscathed. When those trucks came in, the add-on armoured HLVWs and the Western Star highway tractors (again with add on armour) were relegated to FOB duties. If either of those two vehicle types had to travel between KAF and the FOBs, it was on a flatbed being towed by the Mercedes Actros.



It was money well spent on that fleet.
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Old 18-10-20, 17:17
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It was indeed money well spent. Attached is another 'sandbox' image.

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