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Offline Aussie Jeepster

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White ones in Vietnam
« on: September 21, 2013, 09:12:26 AM »
don't know where or when these were taken, but they were in a bunch of Vietnam slides.
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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 09:13:52 AM »
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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 09:14:36 AM »
Ooops, just realised - these are Dodge trucks not Inters! Sorry.
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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 06:48:56 AM »
That is our "International Aid" programme at work. Donated to the SVN government.
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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 04:43:25 PM »
Ooops, just realised - these are Dodge trucks not Inters! Sorry.
Ah well yes, maybe, the cab is definately Inter even if the badge on the doors and grill spell Dodge!  8)
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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 09:20:10 PM »
have a look at the trailers in the back on the trucks on the right

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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 06:59:18 AM »
Good day All,
Well Aussie Jeepster you were closer to the truth with the Inters than you thought.There are two films available on video on the War Memorial site that show the Dodge trucks and a few International C1500 civilian trucks on the deck of HMAS Sydney and unloading at Vung Tau. It makes you wonder if Chrysler couldn't supply all the trucks for the contract ,so it was topped off with a few C1500 Inters.   The films F10751 and F10747 are dated March and April 1971.
Thanks for bringing another piece of history to light with your photos.
It would be interesting to know how well received the trucks were and how long they lasted, I imagine rust took hold fairly soon and the parts supply would have dried up nearly as quickly.
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Re: White ones in Vietnam
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013, 03:00:43 PM »
Some screen shots from the War Memorials film.

http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/video/F10747.WMV

The HMAS Sydney picked the trucks up from Adelaide. Was there an assembly line in SA for these trucks?

Interestingly, one screen shot shows a packing crate sitting on the back of one of the trucks with 'Government of Khmer Republic' stencilled on to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Republic

I wonder if these trucks were destined for that government and not SVN. I have yet to see any white Dodge trucks in photographs taken during the Vietnam war. This maybe because they were sent to Cambodia instead.

 

Definitely Dodge trucks.

 

 

 



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