Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Mutant Poodle, Aug 3, 2004.
I can't believe this hasn't come up yet. I'z got to know.
mmm, my favorites are;
BMW R75 and Zundapp with or without sidecar
They still do the spare parts for the BMW and Zundapp:
1942 Zundapp KS750 and two Harleys.
British DonR's and ATS girl, also a WW1 1915 Quiz Bike.
Don.R's on Indians.
The French army in 1939/1940 used following motorcycles :
1) ordinary solo motorcycles :
- Peugoet P107 and P122
- Terrot HSTA and HDA
- Gnôme & Rhône Major and Supermajor
2) cross-country solo motorcycles :
- Terrot RATT and RDTT
- Gnôme & Rhône and Motobécane D5A
- Simca-Sevitame B
- Peugeot TT112
and a few British ones :
- Royal Enfield 350
- Ariel 350
- Velocette 350
- Triumph 500
3) motorcycles with side-car :
- Terrot RDA
- Monet-Goyon L5A1
- René Gillet K1 and G1
- René Gillet Type L1
- Gnôme & Rhône XA
- Terrot VATT
- Gnôme & Rhône AX2
foreign origine :
- Indian 340B (USA)
- Gillet-Herstal 373 (Belgium)
Ok, which type did Steve McQueen ride in the movie The Great Escape? Perhaps the question should be, 'which one was it supposed to represent, form the Germans?'
I think that the motor bike used by Steve McQueen in The Great Escape was a Triumph.
A picture from
http://www.motocollection.com/Archives/ ... cine_1.htm
I would think the Triumph that Steve McQueen rode was 'standing in' for a BMW R75.
I love those Harleys by the way!
three more Mo-Bike pics. A not very good pic of Enfield Bullet Military model as being now built in India.
Road side repaires on a batch of rebuilt ww2 british bikes on Yorkshire moors.
A very nice RAF Indian.
Not especially in the above given order!
I like this one a Aermoto Volugrafo 125cc for the Italians paratroopers.
Here in British hands at Naples.
That looks like something a circus monkey would ride!
It looks similar to the motorbike the British developed for their paratroopers - designed to fit into a supply cannister, it looked a bit like a modern 'motor scooter'.
Anyone seen riding one of those would be taken as a circus entertainer, and sent on their merry way.
When I think that thirty years ago I rolled with that.