Carat Black Scorpion (Centigon Citadel/Puma)

Kingdom of Belgium/France (2008) Light Armored Personnel Carrier – Approximately 100 Built Lightly armored personnel carriers on commercial chassis are widely produced, since they offer relatively cheap solutions for police and peacekeeping roles, or for main roles with armies with a low budget. Because of their popularity and demand, a large variety of companies around…

Škoda MU-2

 Czechoslovakia (1930-1931) Tankette – 1 Prototype Built During the late 1920s, the tankette, technically a small armored and tracked machine gun carrier, grabbed the interest of Czechoslovak military officials. At the time, it was mostly a British development, with the commercial market dominated by the tankettes produced by Carden-Loyd. From there, the concept spread internationally…

Hotchkiss 1908 Automitrailleuse

France/Ottoman Empire (1908-1913) Armored Car – 5 Built It is 28th April 1909. Abdülhamid II is residing at the Yildriz Palace in Istanbul (at this time also still referred to as Constantinople or Ḳosṭanṭīnīye). Just yesterday, he was deposed as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Suddenly, he hears the noise of crackling engines near…

Lancia 1ZM in Czechoslovak Service

 Czechoslovakia (1918-1935) Armored Car – 2 Received The Lancia 1ZM was the first armored car used by Czechoslovakia. Before the First World War, Czechia and Slovakia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but they had the ambition of becoming an independent state. During the war, Czechs and Slovaks were organized into units and fought alongside…

Stark Motors Storm

State of Qatar (2017) Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier – At Least 136 Built + 1 Prototype Due to a lack of transparency, information on the vehicles produced by the Qatari manufacturer Stark Motors is a bit shady, as is information on the company itself. As of early 2022, and since its foundation in 2017, it…

Carden-Loyd Mk.VI in Belgian Service (Mk.VI with 47 mm)

Kingdom of Belgium (1931-1940) Tank Destroyer – 6 Built For the British firm Vickers-Carden-Loyd, the Mark VI armored carrier was a great commercial success, with worldwide sales of both vehicles and building licenses. It was cheap, and its military potential looked promising. At the end of 1930, the Belgian Army joined the list of buyers…

Kolohousenka

Czechoslovakia (1923-1930) Artillery Tractor / Tank – 4 Built The central European nation of Czechoslovakia was established after the First World War as one of the successor states of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Home to large vehicle and arms industries, it had several military ambitions. Two of those were the acquisition of tanks and tracked artillery…

Panzerautomobil Daimler 1909

German Empire (1908-1909) Armored Car – 1 Prototype Built As is the case with many early armored vehicles, the armored Daimler from 1909 is not widely known and has received only scant attention in publications. Just one vehicle was built, possibly as early as 1908, and it was used during maneuvers in 1909 alongside other…

Romfell

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1915-1919) Armored Car – 1 Built Before the First World War broke out in 1914, the Austro-Hungarian War Ministry had been offered several designs of armored vehicles, but all were declined. The Army did not even have armored trains in use when war was declared on Serbia in late July 1914. As the…

GKN Sankey AT104

United Kingdom (1972) Internal Security Vehicle – 28 Built + 1 Prototype The AT104 was an internal security vehicle designed and built by the British firm GKN Sankey. With only 28 vehicles sold, it was not a great success. This was mainly due to the short period during which it was offered, for just three…

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