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Makhno191811 Jun 2019 1:33 p.m. PST

Figured I'd make this a new post, to make it easy to find.
I'll include some info from Mike O's recent posts about the armored vehicles of the Durruti Column below, but I was wondering if anyone knows about the civilian and staff cars in these photos, what make and model etc:

Caption (translated): "Buenaventura Durruti and Enric Pérez Farràs lead the volunteer column who left for the front of Aragón."


Caption: "Pina del Ebro"

lastly, this car with "Plana Mayor" writted on its back. Seen a photo before but can't find it now. Only the rear appears in this video at 48 seconds:

The armored vehicles:
From Mike O:
"According to "Blindados: Los Medios Blindados de Ruedas en España 1909-1939 (Vol.1)" by Mata and Marin link , the Column also had a Torras 2 called "King Kong" and a large armoured truck of which little is known except it's probably a one-off command vehicle sometimes nicknamed "The Louse" (Piojo)…The aforementioned book notes that the Durruti Column later received other models – possibly the Girona-2 armoured truck and a version of Hispano-Suiza armoured car"

So thats:
- King Kong
- Piojo Movil
-2 Vulcano-1's,
-2 MTM-1 armoured trucks,
-and perhaps Girona-2 armoured truck and a version of Hispano-Suiza armoured car"

Makhno191815 Jun 2019 6:39 p.m. PST

Rereading Paz I found on page 479 an answer to my first question: (on leaving Barcelona) "between the two buses, there was a "hispano" automobile carrying Durruti and Pérez Farràs…" quick Google search brings up Hispano Suiza.
Here the link to the photo again link

Here's wiki of Hispano Suizo H6: link

Anyone seen a model of this vehicle (besides the minairons armored Hispano)?
I purchased an ACE models Mercedes Type 770K (W-150) Cabriolet F 7-passenger staff car, closest ive seen yet to my layman's eye. Thinking of doing some conversions, such as omitting the roof, removing middle section of seats (these cars seem to run smaller than 1/72 figs anyway, seems like my Durruti and Farràs will fit better), adding a bar between the headlights etc.

I also have a Vauxhall D-Type Staff Car from Roden Models. Similarly looks close to my ignorant eye, and its has no extra row but only 1 spare tire and is quite small for my minis. Not having the proper vehicle I'm torn between which of the two to work to convert into a hispano, would love some advice.

Lastly, I also bought 2 Citroen Traction Avants from ACE. I have no leads on the actual make/model of the other two cars listed above (Caption: "Pina del Ebro" and video "Plana mayor") though am considering one Citroen as is for the first and another with the spare tire shifted to the side for the second. I'm excited to mark these up with CNT-FAI slogans. As usual, I'm looking forward to everyone's thoughts and suggestions!

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