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Hero

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Hello every one.


  I am looking for a picture/drawing of a Belgian Command Armoured Car used in Russia in 1916, I am not sure of it's make, {Mors,Minerva}, I am just not sure. I have a few small picture's, but nothing with real good detail. I will try to post them in a few days, just in case some one has not ever seen them.


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Tim R.



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Hi Tim,

To my knowledge, the Belgians didn't take Minerva's to Russia. They brought 13 armoured cars, Mors and Peugeot, of which six were armed with a 37mm cannon, four with MG and three unarmed (probably the command cars). Here are some photo's from a great article I found on the web, based on a contemporary French magazine article and photo's from a Belgian private album. The site is: http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Russia/Kieff_Vladivostok_01.htm. You should see the rest of the site also...

Michel.



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Oh yes, and the following photo appeared in an Italian magazine of 1915/16, claiming to be Belgian too...


Michel.



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Michel Boer wrote:


Oh yes, and the following photo appeared in an Italian magazine of 1915/16, claiming to be Belgian too... Michel.

They must have gone shopping in the US then . Its one of the 3 New York National Guard armoured cars on a Mack, aWhite and  a Locomobile chasis.

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Hero

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Thanks guys, but those are not the vehicles I am looking for, I will try and post pictures later today. you are correct Robert the last picture is an American Mack Armoured Car.


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Tim R



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Hero

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Ok here are the two pictures I have of the Command AC in Russia.


All the Best


Tim R.



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Tim,


I have found the first four articles from VM (Véhicule Militaires) called "Corps Expeditionnaire des Auto-Cannons Mitrailleuses Belges en Russie" dating from 1985. I will scan them and make available as PDF-files in the coming days. Unfortunately the series was longer and part 4 is only the arrival in Russia! I will try and find the missing parts as well, but old copies of VM are as hard to find as hen's teeth!


Mario



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Mario, your kind help is always very much appreciated.


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Tim R



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