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2 months 1 day ago #244770 by trainzkid88
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there was a lot of shared production during ww2 the jeeps and blitzs where made by both ford and chevrolet. ford made a lot of aircraft and historically ford had built some of the early american commercial aircraft before the likes of douglas and lockeed existed. america made a profit out of ww2 and they made money out of korea and vietnam to some degree too.
without the car industry and the engineering and manufacturing capabilities it provided the second world war would have ended very differently.

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2 months 1 day ago - 2 months 1 day ago #244785 by D4Jim
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Not to sound picky, but I would hardly consider it a profit to lose 300,000 US soldiers, 40,000 Canadian, 300,000 UK and over 20,000 AU solders plus thousands more in WWII.  I am quite sure many family members of the BB participants just like some of my family never came home.  My 2 cents.

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D47U 1950 #10164
Cat 112 1949 #3U1457
Cat 40 Scraper #1W-5494
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2 months 1 day ago #244787 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, D4Jim.
I sorta know what trainzkid88 means but I'm with you. That balance sheet izza LONNNNGGGGG way out of kilter.

A HYOOOOGE thank you to all who have served, even more so to those who did not return, and to those who are currently serving.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #244818 by trainzkid88
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i meant economically. war always has a large loss of life. and yes after ww1 there federal antitrust cases against the big conglomerates like du-pont and how they had made thier millions from war in du-ponts case it was explosives and other chemicals. and BHP did it too the bosses of bhp set the company up to make steel cheaper than anyone else.
yes uncles of mine served in ww2, Vietnam and a cousin did peace keeping duty in east timor. we owe a debt to those that serve that we cant fully repay. and sadly we often fail at even paying a little of that debt.

no i dont glorify war i dont think we ever should. but there is no denying that large leaps are made technology wise due to war. the international space station, gps navigation and sattelite comms wouldnt have been possible without the german rocketry research in ww2 and the fact american intelligence smuggled werner von brown out of europe before the russians could do the same.
hell we wouldnt have this forum without the british research to break the enigma codes using computers.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #245021 by Deas Plant.
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Hi, Folks.
Found a video of a surviving ACF D7 on You Tube:



Enjoy.

Just my 0.02.

You have a wonderful day. Best wishes. Deas Plant.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #245025 by Deebo
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Great find, Deas! Nice shop too, great to see it stored inside.. I wondered what that big machine with the canopy was behind it though.. Best?

Regards,

Tony

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #245031 by Rome K/G
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That tractor came from Carl E. Smith a pipeline contractor in Sandyville West Virginia, had a sale years back, I was there, Had some really nice equipment.
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1 month 2 weeks ago #245080 by Jack
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Is not ACF the outfit that wound up with Hall-Scott engine company? Anybody remember for sure? Hall-Scott engines were used in great quantity, built on gov't contract.

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1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago #245081 by D4Jim
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Is not ACF the outfit that wound up with Hall-Scott engine company? Anybody remember for sure? Hall-Scott engines were used in great quantity, built on gov't contract.

From What I found on the internet, ACF bought Hall-Scott in 1925.  Hall-Scott became independent in 1954 and was bought in 1958 by Hercules.  Hercules made the Hall-Scott engines until the late 1960's in their Canton OH plant.  Hall-Scott disappeared as a discrete company when they then merged with Dubois Holding Company. 

 
 


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