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Post by Farrell Fox » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:55 pm

King of Romania inspects an MZ radio Jeep (probably an MZ-2) with fording kit,1948.
Photographer: Norman C. Hauger
Source: Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

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Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:18 pm

MZ-2 radio Jeep. No date or caption

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Post by Fred Coldwell » Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:12 pm

Farrell Fox wrote:MZ-2 radio Jeep. No date or caption
Farrell:

Great photo! This MZ-2 has the late war triangular antenna mast box with the smaller MP-57 antenna base mounted on it, and the closest MZ radio cabinet has the later knurled knobs on its cover stored on top. The soldier in the upper left is either transmitting a message or eating an apple, I can't tell which. Judging by the nice tans and later radio equipment, it looks like this photo was taken somewhere in the Pacific Islands in late 1944 or 1945. Thanks for posting it. :)
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Post by Farrell Fox » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:08 pm

Fred Coldwell wrote:The soldier in the upper left is either transmitting a message or eating an apple,
Marines, Fred. They are wearing USMC P41 trousers. Soldiers are in the Army. :wink:....... and the Marine is doing neither. He is puffing a cigarette.
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Post by cor » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:27 pm

Here another photo taken of a MZ/MB nom / GPW radio jeep in the ETO during the Dragoon landing, August 44, southern France. US 3rd div is preparing for the landing. I would be interested if there is more ETO pics available.

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Post by Farrell Fox » Thu May 25, 2017 6:11 pm

NOM-12 featured in 1945 Popular Mechanics, courtesy M. Maipid.

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Post by cor » Fri May 26, 2017 1:35 pm

That's a funny way of colouring, especialy the combat wheel and tire
MB 102944, dec '41
gpw 24642 may '42
gpw 84272 dec '42
gpw 231072 oct '44 , usmc amb. jeep
MZ-2 391542 dec '44

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Post by Mark Tombleson » Fri May 26, 2017 7:18 pm

Cor, do a google search on Black and White Photographs Hand Colored in WWII and you will see they were accented like the jeep.

That looks great!
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Post by Farrell Fox » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:46 am

Pretty well shot up radio Jeep (most likely an NOM-12), date and caption not provided.

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Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:24 pm

PFC David O. Ryan in his NOM-12 with its antenna box moved to the rear. Taken on Siapan.

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Post by cor » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:46 am

Is that a common placement of the antenna with the MB NOM?
MB 102944, dec '41
gpw 24642 may '42
gpw 84272 dec '42
gpw 231072 oct '44 , usmc amb. jeep
MZ-2 391542 dec '44

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Post by Farrell Fox » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:56 am

cor wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:46 am
Is that a common placement of the antenna with the MB NOM?
Not at all.
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Re: MZ jeep photo collection

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:37 am

I agree with Farrell... on that photo you can see some kind of patch covering the hole where the antenna should be and no grab bar.

We also have a photo with a heavy steel guard that wraps around the antenna box.

Just driving around I occasionally get close to hitting the box so I’m not too surprised to see the USMC trying to move it.
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Re: MZ jeep photo collection

Post by cor » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:55 am

Thanks guys, I Will put the antenna on the side where it belongs, despite the fact that it is not so practical. I am used to it, while driving the usmc amb jeep in traffic with a closed top😀
MB 102944, dec '41
gpw 24642 may '42
gpw 84272 dec '42
gpw 231072 oct '44 , usmc amb. jeep
MZ-2 391542 dec '44

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