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While in Buenos Aires some years ago, I photographed this contraption on the grounds of the Muséo de Armas de La Nación, looking for all the world as a dustbin on wheels. A few months later I was given a series in DVDs called "World War One", which dated back  to the mid 1960s. On one episode, I noticed some French poilus kneeling inside these armored devises, on a kneeling position. They were supposed to crawl through "No Man's Land" inside these  contraptions .As far as I know, they were not employed in actual combat (fortunately)  Does anyone know what they were called?

 



-- Edited by Brunner88 on Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:34:02 AM

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Germans used a similar contraption.
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Here's one entitled a one man armoured wire cutter.
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Google "brouette blindée" and "bouclier roulant". There were several types. If they're still in business, Fine Scale Factory do a 1/72 version.



-- Edited by James H on Sunday 5th of February 2017 04:33:50 PM

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I guess that's an "Armoured Wheelbarrow" seeing what's coming up on Google images.

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Pzkpfw-e wrote:

Germans used a similar contraption.

I guess bad ideas (like good ones!) are universal..Can you imagine going through the craters made by shells inside these things? how did the (unfortunate) occupant see where he was going?



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