Military Factory

Military Armored Cars

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/4/2015

The armored car has always proven an effective and relatively inexpensive performer for all militaries - be they large or small.

There are a total of (91) Armored Cars in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)
The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base BRDM-2 Amphibious Scout Ca...
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AEC Armored Car
Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 1912. With its tremendous s...
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Alvis FV601 Saladin
The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It was brought online after...
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Alvis FV603 Saracen
With its wide-reaching colonial empire at risk from unrest, the British Army relied heavily on cost-effective armored cars fo...
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Alvis FV721 Fox
Alvis produced a variety of armored vehicles for the British Army during the Cold War decades including several car and light...
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AMZ Dzik (Wild Boar)
Modern conflicts such as those ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq reignited interest in armored cars for quick-reaction support ...
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AMZ Zubr
The AMZ Zubr forms a necessary addition to the reach of the modern Polish Army. The Zubr design is centered around an agile, ...
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Austin Armor Car (Series)
The armored car prove its military value during the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918) where mechanized forces were just beg...
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Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41)
Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. A portion of this combat ...
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BA-10 / BA-32
Armored cars played a major role in warfare during World War 1 for their ease of production and machine gun-carrying qualitie...
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BAe Caiman MRAP
Mine resistant vehicles were already a staple of military forces like that of South Africa well before the U.S.-led invasions...
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Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 armored personnel carrier (A...
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The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the principle armored car in s...
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The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Cold War. She was a direct ...
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The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939-1945) against the Axis p...
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BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War 2. As su...
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Buffalo H
The Buffalo H MRAP is a relatively new class of armored vehicle (in the American inventory at least) brought about by the nec...
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Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392)
The Cadillac Gage "Commando" (V-100 / G-392) was first adopted by the United States Army in the 1960s for the light armored 4...
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Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper)
Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The system was built atop the ex...
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Charron-Girardot-Voigt 1902
Before the age of the "tank" came to be in World War 1, there was the age of the "war car" - today more formally recognized a...
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Coventry Armored Car
Throughout most of World War 2, the British Army stocked its armored car inventory with two major car types - the Daimler and...
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Crossley Armored Car
The Crossley Armored Car was the first 6x6 wheeled armored car adopted for service in the British Army (1927). The type's thr...
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D-442 FUG / D-944 PSzH
The Soviet influence is clear in the design of the Hungarian FUG though much has been added to make the FUG a wholly Hungaria...
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Daimler Armored Car
The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 (1914-1918) and also duri...
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Daimler Ferret
Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, scouting and security. On...
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Daimler Scout Car (Dingo)
In studies of World War 2 armored vehicles, it becomes for the reader to overlook the small, compact, lightly armed and armor...
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Davidson Automobile Battery
By 1900, the automobile was a new-fangled technology that was here to stay. Its evolution as a military vehicle was not truly...
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The Armored Car found its niche on the battlefields of World War 1 in security, reconnaissance, and scouting roles. They prov...
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With its relatively recent war with Russia in 2008, it behooves the nation of Georgia to develop a self-sustaining indigenous...
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Ehrhardt E-V/4 (E-V/4 Panzerkraftwagen Ehrhardt)
The armored car concept received its baptism of fire in World War 1 where mechanized vehicles soon took over for the once-vau...
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Engesa EE-3 Jararaca (Pit Viper)
The Engesa EE-3 "Jararaca" was an compact armored car of local Brazilian design, development, and production. In the post-Wor...
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Engesa EE-9 Cascavel (Rattlesnake)
Realizing the need to replace its aged stock of World War 2-era (1939-1945), American-made M8 "Greyhound" armored cars, the B...
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Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) (Ocelot)
Early combat actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showcased drastic shortcomings in the modern armored force of both the United Ki...
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General Dynamics Flyer-72 ALSV (Advanced Light Strike Vehicle)
In 2012, US SOCOM (United States Special Operations COMmand) put forth a requirement for a new lightweight, high-mobility, ai...
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Guy Armored Car
The armored car was a critical component of field actions concerning World War 2 (1939-1945) ground-based warfare. The Britis...
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Humber Armored Car
Despite the plethora of armored cars to serve the British Army in World War 2 (1939-1945), it was the Humber line that proved...
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Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault
The Russian Empire Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault was one of the more unique developments of armored car to appear in World War 1 (...
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KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a genera...
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King Armored Car
At the start of World War 1 in the summer of 1914, countries were clamoring for all types of weapons with which to find ultim...
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Lanchester Armored Car
The Lanchester Motor Company Limited produced a four-wheeled armored car for service in World War 1 (1914-1918) and this prod...
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Leyland Armored Car
World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect showcase for the armored car and many different types emerged when combining exist...
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M1117 Guardian ASV
After the bloodbath in Somalia during 1993, American Army authorities were convinced to rewrite their approach to armored war...
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M20 (G-176)
The M20 (U.S. Army identifier of G-176) was a reconnaissance/general purpose utility car adopted by the United States Army du...
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M3 Scout Car (White Scout Car)
Numerically, the White Scout Car (designated as the "G-067" and "M3A1" in U.S. Army nomenclature) was a resounding wartime su...
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M38 Wolfhound
The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound series of armored reconnaissa...
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M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)
One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car series. The type was prod...
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Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied cause in World War 2 (1939-...
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Minerva Armored Car
Like other armored cars of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Belgian Minerva Armored Car was a hastily-generated mobile machine gu...
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Navistar International MaxxPro
The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle classified as an Ar...
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Pandur I
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel carrier within the invent...
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Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years leading up to World War 2. Pa...
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Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirement for new 4x4 and 6x6 a...
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Panhard Type 178
The Panhard Type 178 armored car was a further evolution of the Toe-M-32 system that was initially designed to police the rea...
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Paramount Mbombe
South Africa fought in the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979) and it was during this time that thought was given to development o...
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Peerless Armored Car
Prior to the arrival of the "tank" and trench warfare in World War 1, the Armored Car proved a viable battlefield implement d...
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Putilov-Garford Armored Car
Like most other world powers in World War 1 (1914-1918), the mechanized side of the Russian Army during the conflict largely ...
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The South African Army paved the way for large scale adoption of effective mine-resistant vehicles during the 1970s and many ...
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The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, a subsidiary of BAe Syste...
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Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991) at which time Germany r...
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Rolls-Royce Armored Car
Prior to the acceptance of armored combat tanks in World War 1, armies developed doctrine to include use of the Armored Car. ...
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SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
During the German military rearmament of the 1930s, the Army began to take on stocks of armored vehicles to conform to its ev...
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SdKfz 222 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
Adoption of the SdKfz 221 series of armored cars in 1935 by the German Army eventually led to a broadened line of similar car...
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SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars that began with the SdKfz 221 (detailed elsewhere on t...
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SdKfz 231 / 232/ 233 / 263 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (8-rad)
Mobility was always to play a key role in the early German blitzkrieg campaigns of World War 2 (1939-1945). Coordinated, ligh...
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SdKfz 231 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (6-rad)
Following the end of World War 1, the victors placed the blame of the war squarely on the German Empire. Austria-Hungary and ...
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SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform utilized by the German Army ...
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T17 (Deerhound)
The T17 "Deerhound" from Ford Motor Company competed unsuccessfully against the Chevrolet designed-and-developed T17E1 "Stagh...
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T17E1 (Staghound)
Like other players of World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Army finally realized the importance of light armored wheele...
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T18 (Boarhound)
The T18 "Boarhound" emerged from a two-part United States Army Ordnance requirement which sought both a medium- and heavy-cla...
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The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the chassis of existing 4x4 all-...
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Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was developed by NORINCO (China ...
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Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha
Exposure to foreign "tankette" types led the Empire of Japan in design and production of its first local tankette product - t...
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Type 92 Kokusan (Hokoku-Go)
In the years leading up to World War 2, Imperial Japan had procured many different types of foreign trucks and these then wen...
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Type 95
Heading into World War 2 (1939-1945), the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) relied largely on civilian cars and commercial trucks ...
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Ural Typhoon
Taking a page out Western doctrine, the Russian Army has adopted several Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle desi...
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Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design originating in 1933 at Ad...
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Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Soviet-era 4x4 wheeled BTR-40...
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White Armored Car
The White Motor Company's contributions to the American war effort of World War 2 became well-documented but its support went...
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