Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Here is one of my works, made two years ago for a book, but finally never published. Is a UN spanish BMR during a patrol to provide gifts for children in some villages of the spanish TAOR. Also is pictured the insignia of the spanish legion contingent in these days, the christmas of 2006. The BMR and legionnaires are specially dressed for the ocassion.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
This year the world conmemorates the fall of Berlin Wall.I remember then a little car begins to move through the roads of western Germany: the Trabbi.
The Trabant was a low cost car, with a resin-made body, produced by VEB Sachsering Automobilwerke Zwickau in Saxony. Between 1957 and 1991 three million cars were produced in 4 main models. Even the GDR army had their "jeep" version, with canvas top and without side doors.
My friend Luis Pitarch found this neat yellow Trabbi some days ago in Valencia. Is the last model of the saga, a Trabant 1.1 Limousine. His license plates are from Hungary and dated from the early 90's.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Here is an old sketch that I have found today in a missing moleskine. I realized it a year ago, and is a one of the first Wyllis received in Spain through the US military aid in the 50's. The insignia is from infantry regiment "Wad-Ras 55", one of the units of Armoured Division "Brunete". The overall colour was, of course,olive drab.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Some days ago I can shot my camera over this white beauty. Under the morning rain this tunned Seat bright like sun.
The Seat 124 was built in Spain from 1968 to 1980. This car was the license built italian Fiat 124. The model of the pictures is the Seat 124 D Especial 1430, wich was built from 1976 onwards in the factory of Landaben-Pamplona, very near my home, and so was also known as Seat 124 "Pamplona". With his powerful engine, it was capable to speed up very hurry, and was nicknamed "La Loca" (She-Crazy) by young gangsmen, that used them in these years to escape from the police.
The license plates of this car are dated from 1976, 33 years very well carried.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Although his markings are for Patton's 3rd US Army, this belgian Dodge that I photoed in 2001 in Normandy is a post war item.
From 1946 onwards, the Power Wagon WM300 4x4 series replaced the succesful Dodge WC family. This is one of the sons of Dodge factory. It's a B3 PW126, command and liaison vehicle used by the belgian army. A lot of countries were military supplied by the US, and part of this aid were the 17.956 Power Wagons that were built for non-US service.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is my last car illustration, a cartoon of a Simca 5, the french license build of the italian Fiat Topolino. Made in the 30's, this very little car was used by the french army, but also after the german invasion of 1940 by the germans, and ever after the 1944 liberation by the allied forces. In this case, is a liaison car of the french 13eme Dragons negociating a muddy trail in the border with Belgium during the "Phoney war", winter 39-40.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
During World War II, the Mack Truck Company of Allentown, PA, supplied more than 35,000 trucks to the Allied war effort. The all-wheel-drive 7 ½ ton Model NO saw extensive use transporting men, supplies, and large weapons, like 155mm guns. I took these photos in 2004 at Ste. Mere Eglise, France.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I saw this strange vehicle a year ago here in Pamplona. Quickly, I took some photos with my phone (Nokia 6120). Recently, I saw it again running through the streets, and decideed to put the pictures here. This is a Steyr-Puch 700 AP Haflinger, built by Austria from 1959 to 1974, a popular mountain vehicle in these years, and used by the austrian and swedish armies.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Another great serie of photos taken by my friend Luis Pitarch in Irak. Here are some examples of the famous M977 series trucks, in various colors and camos. These trucks aren't up-armored yet because they are pictured early in 2004, in the first stages of the war.