Photographer's Note

This old army truck was photographed near the Fish River Canyon in the south of Namibia. I have no idea who, why or when it was abandoned in the dry river bed but I know that it has been there since early 2000 at least. Over the years it has lost its canvas canopy and the frame that use to support it. If you look carefully you can see a few bullet holes in the bodywork and my guess is that someone has used it for target practice. Looking at the vehicle one can see evidence that the river has flowed quite rapidly as long grasses have been caught and wrapped around the axle and tyre. The truck has sunk into the sand too. Perhaps it was abandoned when it got stuck. Who knows?

A closer crop can be seen in the workshop

If any car enthusiasts can tell me what make this vehicle is, I’d be really pleased. My research has drawn a blank!

Here is a larger version

This photograph is copyright of Rosemary Walden - © Rosemary Walden 2014. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of the image in any form is prohibited. You may not, except with my express written permission, copy, reproduce, download, distribute or exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system

Photo Information
Viewed: 2483
Points: 68
  • None
Additional Photos by Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2818 W: 85 N: 6957] (31629)
View More Pictures