This is a list of ten strange military cars manufactured until 1918, including combat vehicles, armored vehicles and armored vehicles. Most of them were employed during the First World War – A Global War in Europe, which began on July 28, 1914 and lasted until November 11, 1918.
10th Garford-Putilov armored car
Garford-Putilov armored cars were a kind of armored combat vehicle manufactured in Russia during the First World War. Although Garford-Putilov was considered by his users as a robust and reliable machine, he was heavily underpowered. With a total weight of about 11 tons and only a 30 hp engine, the vehicles had a top speed of about 10-11 mph (16-18 km / h). The design was also overloaded (top heavy) and therefore had a very limited off-road capability.
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The Charron, Girardot and Voigt 1902 was a French armored car designed in 1902 by the Georgian engineer Mikheil Nakashidze with a Hotchkiss machine gun, and with 7 mm armor for the gunner, at a speed of 50 km / hour.
. 3 Davidson Automobile Battery Armored Car
The Davidson Automobile Battery Armored Car was built by Royal Page Davidson and the cadets of the Northwestern Military and Naval Academy in Highland Park, Illinois. Davidson designed this vehicle in 1901. He and his students at the Northwestern Military and Naval Academy built two of these partially armored military vehicles. They were armed with Colt .30 caliber machine guns. The vehicles were powered by a tubular steam boiler. They had difficulty climbing up the hill due to changes in the water level. Davidson produced these one-thousand-pound light armored military vehicles on the Academy campus in Highland Park, Illinois.
. 2 Engine War Car, 1899
Engine War Car was the world's first real armored car. It was designed by British inventor F.R. Simms in 1899. The vehicle had a 6 mm thick Vickers armor and was powered by a 3.3-liter 16-hp Cannstatter Daimler four-cylinder engine, which reached a top speed of about 14.5 km / h.
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1. Armored Four Wheel, 1898
The four-wheeled vehicle was the first ever armed gas-powered motor vehicle ever to be built. It was designed by British inventor F.R. Simms in 1898. He constructed the vehicle by mounting a Maxim machine gun on the front wheel of a De Dion Bouton four-wheeler. He also put an iron shield in front of the car to protect the driver. The driver also operated the machine gun.
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