Camiones Protegidos Modelo 1921

Kingdom of Spain/Second Spanish Republic (1921-1934) Armored Car – 31 Built Military setbacks often lead military authorities to take drastic measures. In 1921, with war in North Africa not going according to plan for Spain, the government ordered the armoring of several of the Army’s vehicles. Thirty-one lorries and trucks of five different types would…

Blindado tipo ZIS (UNL-35)

Second Spanish Republic (1936) Armored Car – ~160 Built Rightly or wrongly, the armored cars produced by both sides during the Spanish Civil War – the ‘tiznaos’ – have often been mocked and ridiculed. This may stem from their rudimentary and improvised appearance, which is a reflection of what they were. As the war progressed…

Bilbao Modelo 1932

Second Spanish Republic (1932-1939) Nationalist Spain (1936-1943) Armored Car – 48 Built Guardian of the Republic The Bilbao Modelo 1932 was the official armored car of the Guardias de Asalto (Assault Guard – officially known as Secciones de la Vanguardia del Cuerpo de Seguridad – Sections of the Vanguard of the Security Corps), who were…

Blindado model B.C.

Second Spanish Republic (1937-1939) Heavy Armored Car – Approximately 70-90 Built The Spanish BAI / BA-6 The AAC-1937 (Autometralladora blindado medio Chevrolet-1937), sometimes known as the “Chevrolet 6×4 1937”, was an armored car made by the Republican forces in Spain during the Civil War. It was, essentially, a copy BA-3/6 (although it closely resembles a…

Hispano Suiza MC-36

Second Spanish Republic (1935-1936) Armored Car – 5-15 Built A pre-war homegrown The Hispano Suiza MC-36 was a truck-based, little-known vehicle from the Spanish Second Republic. It was actually only a prototype vehicle, and was intended to see service with the security forces, but it lost out on the contract to the smaller Bilbao armored…