During the First World War, there was an unprecedented development of various motor vehicles, which, in addition to tanks and aircraft, included armored cars. Although the idea of a passenger car retrofitted with machine gun armament was realized in the first years of the last century, the first mass-produced vehicles, equipped with armor and one or two rotating turrets, saw the light of day on the battlefields of the Great War. The fact is that armored cars were produced by virtually all major states that took part in the conflict. And several such vehicles were also in the arsenal of our foreign troops.
The story of the creation of the only armored vehicle mass-produced in the German Democratic Republic.
After the outbreak of the Great War, as in other countries involved in the conflict, the production of armored cars began to begin slowly in Russia, and the Supreme Command desperately tried to catch up on the wasted time created by the very regressive approach since the creation of the first armored vehicle in the Russian army ...
The Belgians were the first World War I fighters to use armored cars as military weapons on a larger scale.
With the invention of the internal combustion engine, small or larger vehicle manufacturers began to emerge in many countries around the world. The engines were lighter and easier to operate than steam engines and, compared to the standard hippopotamus used at the time, when out of operation with minimal maintenance and space requirements. However, the situation of car production in Tsarist Russia was different from the rest of Europe and North America.
Armored car built for the Warsaw Uprising.
The story of combat armored cars begins in 1899, when the British inventor Frederick Simms built the world's first combat car " Military Scout ".