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Great holmertz 2020-03-09 13:36

Hello Gyφrgy,
This looks like it was designed by the same engineer, or made at the same factory as the Soviet built trucks I travelled with through northern Afghanistan in 1973. They were pretty sturdy too on the sometimes non-existing roads. But when the hills were too steep we all had to take a walk. Maybe the Afghans bought new trucks and buses and sent their old ones to Hungary?
This really looks different from England! ;-)
Best wishes,
Gert

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Old 03-09-2020, 08:54 PM
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Dear Gert,

It’s much likely that you travelled with one of these or other Soviet made cars, as Afghanistan was already under a kind of Soviet influence before the war. Do you have any oldies showing them by the chance?
Your reference for the possible Afghan present for us reminded me an old joke back from the socialist era: There is a war fought by a friendly socialist country against a Western one. The Hungarian leaders of the People's Army are discussing the topic in the following way: Comrades! We must send a tank to help our comrades. Another commander says: We must send not only one, but two! While the third one: Comrades! Don't be so mean! We must send them all the three we have!

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Gy.
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Old 03-09-2020, 09:16 PM
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Have a look at these:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/As...oto1475537.htm

https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/As...hoto804554.htm

Gert
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Its hard to tell because of the distance or the angle, but on the one showing the car closer (and from the back) the dimensions are matching with the UAZ-450 series.
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:49 AM
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I knew you would be disappointed, but it's not my habit to take portraits of cars.
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