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Armored trains in the Slovak National Uprising

Supporting means of combat 1. czechoslovak army in Slovakia. Armored trains were under the direct command of the army. Their construction was led by a lack of motorized artillery and tanks, although due to their easy vulnerability to the Air Force, they were no longer modern weapons.

Armoured trains of the Russian army in the Great War

The first armored train of the Russian army was built already at the beginning of August 1914, i.e. at the very beginning of combat operations, by the 9th Railway Battalion in Tarnopol. Interesting is that a number of its elements came from the enemy. Initially consisted of captured Austrian locomotives fitted with armour, and three cars, one with gun and two with machine-guns. This whole armament came from the loot captured from the enemy.

The war on the railway

The first chapters of the history of the Czechoslovak railway army and armored trains began to be written shortly after the formation of our legions.

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