[MV] Re: Question for Ron

Renaud OLGIATI (rolgiati@conexion.com.py)
Fri, 08 Oct 1999 08:32:45 -0400

At 08:18 08/10/99 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi Ron, what can you tell us about surviving MV's in darkest Paraguay then
>? Just the odd jeep or is the place full of interesting stuff ?
>I seem to remember that a fair amount of Dodge material went to Argentina
>and wondered if your location was similarly blessed.

You see a few old jeeps, but post-war vintage: wide windscreen surround
(sorry I cannot be more specific, I'm not a Jeep-specialist, my field is
VWs ;-)

No Dodges, except recent civilian models.

The armed forces use any number of civilian or civilian-derived Toyonissans
painted in drab green; a number of recent Man 6x4 or 4x2 trucks, and its in
AFVs that you find the only really OLD stuff, they still use Shermans and
M8 armoured cars.

I was hoping to be able to take a few pictures art the military parade
celebrating the end of the Chaco war (1936) but they cancelled it, in the
aftermath of the coup we had last year.

With the onset of democracy; military parades are no longer politically
correct here.

One point I have been pondering recently is the number of civilian lorries
and 4x4 with convoy lights at the rear; its not a local thing, but seems to
be only on vehicles that have been imported second-hand; from where ? I
dont know.


Ron the Frog, in Darkest Paraguay.

The two most common elements in the universe
are hydrogen and stupidity.
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