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Friday, August 26, 2011

Renault Armored Car (MG Type) Model 1918 -with Michelin steel disc wheels) ca. 1925.

Straker-Squire Armoured Cars 'Indian Pattern', 11th AMB. 1915, Ambala, India. (WWI).

Straker-Squire Armoured Cars 'Indian Pattern', 11th Armoured Motorized Battery (AMB*). Ambala, India, 1915.

The 11th Armoured Motor Battery (AMB) was created in Ambala, India, in 1915. The battery consisted of three Straker-Squire Armoured Cars, plus support elements.

After the Great War, the three mentioned Straker-Squire were replaced by three Austin Armoured Cars of the 4th series, proceeding from the Middle East.

On the 21st of February, 1921, the 11th AMB, joined together with other AMB, in the 7th Armoured Car Company (7th ACC) integrated into the Tanks Corps (TC).

The other Armoured Motorized Batteries (AMB) of the Army of India, also joined the 7th ACC (the 21-II-1921), were the following:

2nd AMB (3 x Rolls-Royce Armoured Cars)

3rd AMB (3 x Rolls-Royce and one Lorraine-Dietrich Armoured Cars)

4th AMB (3 x Jeffery-Russell Armoured Cars (**)

(*) Since the spring of 1915, the Armoured Cars formations in India were called Armoured Motor Units (AMU). Later, in 1917, were renamed as Armoured Motor Batteries (AMB), although the formations continued to maintain the same number that was assigned from the beginning (1915). As an example, the 1st AMU became, in 1917, in the 1st AMB. In this blog I have always used the name Armoured Motor Batteries (AMB), in order to avoid confusion.

(**) Armoured Car made in Canada in 1915 by the Russell Motor Car Company of  Toronto (40 units). Built on the chassis of the American truck Jeffery-Quad (2-ton four-wheel drive vehicle). Made with design and features that differentiate it completely from the few prototypes manufactured by the Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin, for the U.S. Army. Canadians did not use these armoured cars, given the characteristics of the front in 1915, so they were used later by the British in Ireland (20) and India (16).


Coches Blindados Straker-Squire Tipo India, 11ª Batería Motorizada Blindada (AMB*). Ambala, India, 1915.

La 11ª Batería Motorizada Blindada (AMB) se creó en Ambala, India, en 1915. La batería estaba formada por tres Coches Blindados Straker-Squire, más los elementos de apoyo.

Después de la Gran Guerra, los tres Straker-Squire mencionados fueron sustituidos por tres Coches Blindados Austin de la cuarta serie, procedentes del Oriente Medio.

El 21 de febrero de 1921, la 11ª AMB pasó a formar parte, junto a otras AMB, de la 7ª Compañía de Coches Blindados (7ª ACC), integrada en el Cuerpo de Tanques (Tanks Corps).

Las otras Baterías Motorizadas Blindadas (AMB) del Ejército de India, que también se integraron en la 7ª ACC (el 21-II-1921), fueron las siguientes:

2ª AMB  (3 x Coches Blindados Rolls-Royce)

3ª AMB  (3 x Coches Blindados Rolls-Royce y un Coche Blindado Lorraine-Dietrich)

4ª AMB  (3 x Coches Blindados Jeffery-Rusell (**)

(*) Desde la primavera de 1915, las formaciones de Coches Blindados en la India se denominaron Armoured Motor Units (AMU), (en español: Unidades Motorizadas Blindadas). Posteriormente, en 1917, pasaron a denominarse Armoured Motor Batteries (AMB) (en español: Baterías Motorizadas Blindadas), aunque las formaciones siguieron manteniendo la misma numeración que se les fue asignada desde el principio (1915). A modo de ejemplo, la 1ª AMU se convirtió, en 1917, en la 1ª AMB. En este Blog utilizaré siempre la denominación Armoured Motor Batteries (AMB), con la finalidad de evitar confusiones.

(**) Coche Blindado fabricado en Canadá en 1915 por la Compañía Russell Motor Car de Toronto (40 unidades). Construido sobre el chasis del camión estadounidense Jeffery-Quad de 2 toneladas (4x4). Realizado con diseño y características propias, que lo diferencian sustancialmente de los pocos prototipos fabricados por la Compañía Jeffery de Kenosha (Wisconsin) para el ejército estadounidense. Los canadienses no hicieron uso de estos coches blindados, dadas las características del frente en 1915, por lo que fueron usados posteriormente por los británicos en Irlanda (20) y en India (16) .

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Other Countries- Miscellaneous- Patents- Armored Cars.

Russian Armored Cars in the Civil War.

U.S. Armored Cars in the WWI.

Russian Armored Cars in the WWI.

Italian Armored Cars in the WWI.

German Armored Cars in the WWI.

French Armored Cars in the WWI.

British Armoured Cars in the WWI.

Belgian Armored Cars in the WWI.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Automobile Machine Gun Platoon No. 8, Russian Imperial Army (RIA), 1915. (WWI).

Russian "Automobile Machine Gun Platoon No. 8" (TO&E)

HQ Section
1x Motorcycle with sidecar
1x Staff Car

1st Section
1x Motorcycle
1x Passenger Car
1x Austin Armored Car Mk. I or first series- "Лихой" (Dashing)

2nd Section
1x Motorcycle
1x Passenger Car
1x Austin Armored Car Mk. I or first series- "Сильный" (Strong)

3rd Section
1x Motorcycle
1x Passenger Car
1x Austin Armored Car Mk. I or first series- "Славный" (Glorious)

Support Section
1x Ligth Truck (GS)
1x Workshop Truck
1x Gasoline Truck

Saturday, August 6, 2011

French Military Cars - Wire Cutter types.(WWI).

French military cars with different types of 'Wire Cutter', used during the early years of the Great War (1914-1916).


Coches militares franceses con diferentes tipos de dispositivos 'corta-alambre', utilizados durante los primeros años de la Gran Guerra (1914-1916).

Thor Motorcycle with sidecar, Model 1914, 1200cc. Russian Imperial Army, 1915. (WWI).

Motorcycle with sidecar "Thor", Model 1914, 1200cc. (USA).

Used by 22nd Automobile Company of the Russian Imperial Army (RIA) during the Great War.
Russia (ca.1915).


Motocicleta con sidecar "Thor", Modelo 1914, 1200cc. (USA).

Utilizada por la 22ª Compañía de Automóviles del Ejército Imperial Ruso durante la Gran Guerra. Rusia (c.1915).