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Can anyone identify this French armoured car? Photo was taken in 1915. Probably early spring.


 


<img src="http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-11/1114252/farmcar.jpg">



-- Edited by Centurion at 18:37, 2005-12-18

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some kind of peugot i believe, i could be way of the mark



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Could it be this 1914 Renault with the gun dismounted?


http://www.chars-francais.net/images/archives/automitrailleuses/renault-1914_5.jpg


From this page (the first group of Renaults):


http://www.chars-francais.net/archives/automitrailleuses.htm



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mean to say renault peugot is wit ha turret

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Roger Todd wrote:


Could it be this 1914 Renault with the gun dismounted? http://www.chars-francais.net/images/archives/automitrailleuses/renault-1914_5.jpg From this page (the first group of Renaults): http://www.chars-francais.net/archives/automitrailleuses.htm

Definitely plausible. Does anyone know if it was the practice to dismount the gun for transport?

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I am not sure about the dismounting the gun for transport, But these cars in the early part of the war were used for troop transport. I would guess, they removed them for extra room????, Like I said just a guess.


But it is definitely a 1914 Renault Armoured Car.


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Tim R.


 



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Makes sense to me, though as there are no troops apparently being carried, I favour a simpler answer - someone has nicked their machine-gun, hence the disconsolate expressions on the perplexed soldiers standing around, who are clearly anticipating a thorough bollocking from their commander...


I'm sure the bloke standing on top is shouting at the chap by the rear wheel, "Zut alors! Ou et la mitrailleuse?!?!" only to be met by a gallic shrug.



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Roger Todd wrote:


Makes sense to me, though as there are no troops apparently being carried, I favour a simpler answer - someone has nicked their machine-gun, hence the disconsolate expressions on the perplexed soldiers standing around, who are clearly anticipating a thorough bollocking from their commander... I'm sure the bloke standing on top is shouting at the chap by the rear wheel, "Zut alors! Ou et la mitrailleuse?!?!" only to be met by a gallic shrug.

Especially since at least two of the guys in the pontoons apear to be matelots in French naval uniform - they probably nicked it from the soldats following a universal navy/army tradition

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Inter-service rivalry, excellent!

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Yeah, this is a Renault "Autoblindée". The armament (usually an 8mm Lebel mle. 1907 St. Étienne machinegun) may be stowed in the interior of the vehicle. 

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