Autocanon de 47 Renault mle 1915

France (1914-1918) Armored Car – 4 Built Introduction Since its foundation in 1899 by Louis Renault and two of his brothers, the Renault company was pioneering in the rapidly growing automotive industry. Despite rejecting the armored car concept before the Great War, French military interest in this type of weapon reappeared at the start of…

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…

Filtz Armored Tractor

France (1915) Armored Tractor – 10 Built It was not long into World War One before the dynamic movement of armies ground to a halt as both sides dug in for a war which was to become synonymous with slaughter. The greatest factors in producing this stalemate, a situation which remained virtually unchanged on the…

Blindado Schneider-Brillié

 France/Kingdom of Spain (1910-1915) Armored Car – 2 Built Not long after the invention of the automobile, the concept was adapted and put to use for military objectives, first for the transport of troops and supplies, and later, when equipped with armor and weapons, for fighting purposes. One of the first examples, dating from before…