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Major

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Stumbled blindly across this image.

Hoping someone could tell me what it is

l3s9a71.png

I have tried the Crow/Icks encyclopedia of armoured cars

 

The front made me think of Austin or even Peerless.

I'm sad to say I have neither a date nor location for the image and it was obviously badly cropped a long long time ago maybe from a periodical

Any help grateful received.



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Is it a Leyland?



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James

 looks like a Leyland



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Domjdq5.png

so one of these?

 

Excellent thank you guys



-- Edited by vollketten on Tuesday 19th of April 2016 02:49:24 PM

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I would say so. Bit puzzled about the wheels. Were they adapted to run on rails at any point?


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I honestly have no idea or other info other than the image. Those weird flanges (is that the right term even?) on the wheels I had assumed to be some odd scheme to improve the ability to cross soft ground by increasing the surface area in contact with the ground.

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James H wrote:
I would say so. Bit puzzled about the wheels. Were they adapted to run on rails at any point?

 Yes they were. Used in Africa I understand.



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On rails in Mesapotamia ?????



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baldwin wrote:

On rails in Mesapotamia ?????


 I think it must be referring to the Uganda Railway. Have a look at this excellent article:

 

 

http://wwiafrica.ghost.io/wwi-uganda-railway/



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African railways used to be of the narrow gauge 3' 3" (metric) or 3' 6" (Cape), too narrow to adapt a wheeled vehicle to them.



-- Edited by AgaPablo on Monday 25th of April 2016 10:07:53 AM

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