Junovicz

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1915-1921) Armored Car – 5-7 Built The Junovicz was the most-widely produced armored car in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the First World War, although this does not imply much, as just seven (or five) were built. The vehicle was named after its designer, Lieutenant Junovicz, who explored the idea of a universal armored…

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…

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,…

Burstyn Motorgeschütz

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1911) Tank Design – Concept Only “The claim that the Kampfwagen is an English invention – the term ‘tank’ should be avoided, being a foreign word and technically incorrect, – appears in the various newspapers and journals. This claim is completely wrong. The Kampfwagen, which is no more than an armored and equipped…

Austro-Daimler Panzerautomobil

Austro-Hungarian Empire (1905-1907) Armored Car – 1 Built The Austro-Daimler Panzerautomobil, along with the French Charron, can be considered to be the first ‘modern’ armored cars. With first development already starting in 1904 by graduate engineer Paul Daimler, the vehicle was built in 1905 and had four-wheel drive -revolutionary for its time. Together with a…