DMV Anaconda

Kingdom of the Netherlands (2018) Light Tactical Vehicle – 60 built The Anaconda is a light tactical vehicle developed in the Netherlands by the company DMV. It is based on the Italian Iveco Daily 4 x 4, a light commercial van. It was specifically designed for use in the Dutch Caribbean, where it replaced the…

Gideon 2 T Panserautomobil

Kingdom of Denmark (1917) Armored Car – 1 Mock-up Built Already before the start of World War I, most larger armies in Europe were introduced to the armored car in one way or another. During the war, armored cars were also quickly deployed on the battlefields in increasing numbers, making it a regular piece of…

Goebel Landpanzerkreuzer

German Empire (1913-1917) Walking Vehicle – Scale Prototypes After the debut of the tank on the battlefield in 1916, many inventors purported that they had already designed similar vehicles earlier and should be credited for its novelty. Australia had De Mole, and Austria had Günther Burstyn. In Germany, another man made the headlines as the…

Shorland S600 (BAe Foxhound)

United Kingdom/Australia/Kingdom of Belgium/State of Kuwait/Republic of Singapore (1993) Internal Security Vehicle/Infantry Mobility Vehicle – 37 Built (32 Production Vehicles, 4 Prototypes, 1 Hull) The Shorland S600, based on a Unimog chassis, was the last armored vehicle designed by the Northern-Irish company Short Brothers. Only two prototypes would be produced under their name, as the…

Ehrhardt Potkachel

Kingdom of the Netherlands (1918-1940) Armored Car – 1 Built The First World War was the first war in history in which armored vehicles were used in significant numbers, by all sides. The Netherlands, as a neutral country, only observed from the sideline. However, in 1914, one Belgian armored car was interned when it crossed…

Charron Girardot Voigt Model 1902

France (1902-1903) Armored Car – 1 Built Although the idea of self-propelled armored vehicles existed for quite some time before, the year 1902 brought forth the first vehicles that can, in hindsight, be described as the first armored cars that were actually built. First off appeared the War Car, designed by F.R. Simms in Britain….

Auto Mixte Automitrailleuse Blindée

Kingdom of Belgium (1911) Armored Car – 1 Built Some parts of armored vehicle history are more mysterious than others. This is especially true for the general history of early armored cars. Although some vehicles have left behind a decent trace of photographs and documentation, others are hidden in the darkness of time, ashamed of…

Carden-Loyd Mk.VI in Czechoslovak Service and CL-P

 Czechoslovakia (1930) Tankette – 3 Purchased, 4 Built The Carden-Loyd Mk.VI tankette, built by the British Vickers company starting from 1928, has been one of the most influential designs from the interwar period. Advertised as a cheap alternative for the tank, it was widely exported to many countries, including Czechoslovakia. It was meant to be…

Franz Wimmer Panzerautomobil

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1913) Armored Car – 1 Prototype Built In 1913, just a year before World War I broke out, an armored car was built in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, designed by an artillery officer named Franz Wimmer. Although a patent has survived, as well as some scarce reports in contemporary newspapers, further documentation, including photographs,…

Tančík vz.33 (P-I)

Czechoslovakia (1933-1945) Tankette – 74 Built The Tančík vzor 33 (Tankette pattern 1933), also known as the P-I, was a Czechoslovak tankette that started life as a license-produced copy of the Carden-Loyd Mk.VI. Due to the British vehicle’s bad performance, the Tančík vz.33 ended up as an improved version. Despite this, it was still not up…

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