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Can someone identify what is in the pictures?
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Austin armoured cars. The last one is from the British 17th Battalion, Tank Corps.

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The top image is an Austin-Putilov from the Civil War. A Russian speaker might be able to help with slogan on the cab. The guy in the leather jacket is possibly a political officer - the leather jacket was almost a uniform for Bolshevik officials.

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Top car presumably named for Matvey Skobelev - who it seems was in and out of favour with the Bolsheviks at various times.  Or maybe they played it safe and pretended it was Mikhail Skobelev who was commemorated.  Only a Russian would know for sure.


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Actually, I think the top one is not an Austin Putilov, because it doesn't have the diagonally offset turrets. I believe she is a Series 2, although it does look like the turrets have been worked on to allow the machine guns to engage aircraft.

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The first one is an Austin 2nd series, with plates covering the spokes (look at the inside of the right (the car's right) front wheel).
The second one from the rear is a 3rd series. I think...
The bloke in a leather jacket is a crewman probably.

-- Edited by Hughbearson on Monday 6th of December 2010 01:18:20 PM

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PDA wrote:

Actually, I think the top one is not an Austin Putilov, because it doesn't have the diagonally offset turrets. I believe she is a Series 2, although it does look like the turrets have been worked on to allow the machine guns to engage aircraft.



I agree - not an Austin-Putilov - looks like the machine gun mounts were similar to the Austin Putilovs though.

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- but could be a peerless because of its twin wheels at the back.

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Hughbearson wrote:

- but could be a peerless because of its twin wheels at the back.




You were right the first time, Hugh. She (the second one) is an Austin 3rd series. Or sometimes called 1918 model.

http://derela.republika.pl/austin.htm




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Thank you for the information.


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Thats a Russian Ford armoured car.

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That's a very good photo of a British, Admiralty Pattern, Ford Model T Armoured Car:

http://www.landships.info/landships/car_articles.html?load=car_articles/armoured_tford.html

It must have been left behind by Locker-Lampson's lads in the Russian Armoured Car Division.

also see here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/yourplaceandmine/topics/war/rnacd.shtml



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PDA Thank you for the information.


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Here is a photo of an armored car in Russian service I recently acquired, though I haven't taken any time yet to research it.  Seemed a good time to share the image though!

John

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That's an Austin 2nd series, captured by Austrian troops. You don't see them so much with the extra construction on top of the driver's cab. Haven't figured out yet what it actually is...
The red-blue-white markings where used by the Tsarist army (White armies from the civil war used them the other way around), but weren't seen very often.
Absolutely great picture!

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With regards the Ford A/C photo, there seems to be two individuals that are wearing different styles of uniform to the majority. The one in the top left and the other standing nearest the back wheel. Could these be members of the British crew "posing" with their A/C to their Russian allies ?

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-- Edited by Paul Bonnett on Thursday 9th of December 2010 01:01:22 AM

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I believe the construction you allude to is a turret traverse stop to prevent a  fire sweep from impacting the companion turret.

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I would also concur that is a turret stop

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And combined air vent?

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The rear part of the Ford T A/C looks fully rounded, the back of the cab looks curved as well.  The drawings I have seen show a rectangular rear with rounded corners and  a rear door, were both used by the RNACD?



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Lanchester.

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1) "Skobeleff" is Austin 2nd Series, captured 1916 by Bulgarian solders in Romanian front (on the phpto Russian oficer and Bulgarian engineer).

2) Ford T is no Russian! This is AC from British armoured car division of Locker-Lampson in Russia.

3) "Rurik" is no Lanchester! It is Russo-Baltique D 24/40 HP armoured by Bratoljuboff-Work (Project of staff-captain Nekrassoff). This AC's (total 10) was no fighting - only in reserve in Petrograd.

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I meant Russian as in used by them, just to add.

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Ivan wrote:

1) "Skobeleff" is Austin 2nd Series, caotured 1916 by Bulgaria solders in Romanian front (on the phpto Russian and Bulgarian oficers).

2) Ford T is no Russian! This is AC from British armoured car division of Locker-Lampson in Russia.

3) "Rurik" is no Lanchester! It is Russo-Baltique D 24/40 HP armoured by Bratoljuboff-Work (Project of shtab-captain Nekrassoff). This AC's (total 10) was no fighting - only in reserve in Petrograd.



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'Belgian Armoured Cars in Russia'

http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Russia/Russia_00.htm

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Soviet armor.
http://soviethammer.devhub.com/blog/533754-early-soviet-armor-i/

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3ton Packard truck chassis with armour from the Isorski works. Two were made. Armed with 37mm Maxim Nordenfeldt, allegedly, although it doesn't look like it in these photos.

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Russo-Balt.



Thanks!
The first time I see these of photos where you have found them? The link give me please!

It is 1st automobile machine-gun company of the colonel Dobrzhansky - the very first armored division in the world! Rsso-Baltique C 24/40 HP with Ischorski armour, project og Grauen & Dobrzhansky. Total 8 built 1914.

Packard Ischorsky also from this company. Total 2 built 1915.

 



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Ivan wrote:

Jaroslav K wrote:

Russo-Balt.



Thanks!
The first time I see these of photos where you have found them? The link give me please!

It is 1st automobile machine-gun company of the colonel Dobrzhansky - the very first armored division in the world! Rsso-Baltique C 24/40 HP with Ischorski armour, project og Grauen & Dobrzhansky. Total 8 built 1914.

Packard Ischorsky also from this company. Total 2 built 1915.

 



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I have a question about these armoured cars. How thick was the armour ? It cannot have been very thick due to the weight making driving them on those wheels impossible but if it was thin..then how thin? Would it have stopped a rifle bullet? In some of the photos it appears to be nothing more than steel sheeting!!!


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around 7mm, and, yes, the Russian armour plate was very good quality, better than the British quality, and so would probably have stopped rifle bullets at even quite close ranges.

-- Edited by PDA on Saturday 11th of December 2010 07:40:19 PM

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Yes, it would generally be reckoned 6-7mm armour plate would stop any military rifle calibre, even a "square" (non-glancing) hit at close range. Much more modern armoured/scout cars were built to such a specification and probably still are. Such light armour is not sure protection against penetrating core ammunition of course (as opposed to common "ball"). A non-glancing hit at close range would certainly penetrate. Also higher velocity (such as with discarding sabot) will penetrate at close/medium range even though the delivered energy may be reduced.

Then there's the "reversed projectile" trick - though whether or not that is effective against specialised armour plate is yet to be demonstrated AFAIK. The general consensus seems to be that this relied on getting a solid non-glancing hit simply by reversing the standard 8x57JS projectile in its case. If granular propellent is used I consider there is also a chance the charge is compressed, firing pressure increased and muzzle velocity increased accordingly but I seem to be in the minority on that explanation. Anyway, British army ordnance bods have lately demonstrated penetration of replica early-mark rhomboid armour with the reversed projectile when the standard round under identical conditions simply put a dent in it. I forget the actual thickness of that armour (around the 6mm) but metallurgical analysis indicated the original armour used steel which was practically identical to that used in roller and ball bearings and such steel was incorporated into the replica plate (no detail about forging/rolling, annealing/tempering but the result was proof against standard ball ammunition right enough).

Bottom line - 7mm armour plate of good quality is going to stop/deflect just about anything thrown at it on the battlefield by standard small arms using standard ammunition and tactics. It takes specialised or heavy weapons or specialised ammunition (and applicable tactics and risks) to penetrate it. But I'm glad I don't have to stake my life on that.

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