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Unknown armored vehicle
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No: 6153   Contributor: Anonymous / Unknown   Year: 1910   Manufacturer: Unidentified / Unknown   Country: Lithuania
Unknown armored vehicle

Picture added on 05 October 2011 at 12:52
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interesting! I can find absolutely no references to this vehicle, which leads me to think that it was a "one off" armoured truck, rather than one from a production run. Notice that the rear axle is chain-driven.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 05 October 2011.
My buddy Patrick Keenan, identifies this as a Russian Putilov-Garford Armored Car circa 1915. There's an article in Wikipedia about it. Do you know if this is a public domain photo?

Added by Mark Holloway on 06 October 2011.
Yes it is.

Added by AlfvanBeem on 06 October 2011.
i thought it might be German, as it has a German name on the side. Didn't think of a Russian armoured body on a US chassis.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 06 October 2011.
I found a web site that says captured Putilov-Garford Armored Cars were used by both Germany and Poland. When I searched the word on the side I kept coming up with Latvian web sites. Apparently it was also used in Latvia's fight for independence.

Added by Mark Holloway on 06 October 2011.
I think I found it! Latvia had two of these nicknamed "Kurzemnieks" & "Lacplesis." They were both destroyed by German troops in 1919.

Added by Mark Holloway on 06 October 2011.
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