Military Factory

Military Armored Cars

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/14/2015

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





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.




1977
9P148 Konkurs (BRDM-2 Spandrel)
The 9P148 "Konkurs", also incorrectly identified by some as the "BRDM-3", is a variant of the base B... [Read More]
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1942
AEC Armored Car
Associated Equipment Company (AEC) of London began operations in the automotive field as early as 19... [Read More]
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1958
Alvis FV601 Saladin
The Saladin Armored Car was a British multi-role vehicle appearing in the post-World War 2 years. It... [Read More]
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1952
Alvis FV603 Saracen
With its wide-reaching colonial empire at risk from unrest, the British Army relied heavily on cost-... [Read More]
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1973
Alvis FV721 Fox
Alvis produced a variety of armored vehicles for the British Army during the Cold War decades includ... [Read More]
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2004
AMZ Dzik (Wild Boar)
Modern conflicts such as those ongoing in Afghanistan and Iraq reignited interest in armored cars fo... [Read More]
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2009
AMZ Zubr
The AMZ Zubr forms a necessary addition to the reach of the modern Polish Army. The Zubr design is c... [Read More]
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1914
Austin Armor Car (Series)
The armored car prove its military value during the fighting of World War 1 (1914-1918) where mechan... [Read More]
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1940
Autoblinda 40/41 (AB 40/41)
Land combat of World War 2 went beyond the storied engagements involving masses of tank formations. ... [Read More]
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1938
BA-10 / BA-32
Armored cars played a major role in warfare during World War 1 for their ease of production and mach... [Read More]
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2004
BAe Caiman MRAP
Mine resistant vehicles were already a staple of military forces like that of South Africa well befo... [Read More]
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1967
Bravia Chaimite (Series)
The Bravia Chaimite V-series of light armored vehicles is a Portuguese-designed and produced 4x4 arm... [Read More]
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1957
BRDM-1
The BRDM-1 series of amphibious scout cars first appeared in the late 1950s and would serve as the p... [Read More]
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1966
BRDM-2
The BRDM-2 primarily served as an armored scout car with the Soviet Army during the height of the Co... [Read More]
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1950
BTR-152
The Soviet Army adjusted their battlefield doctrine following their experiences in World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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1950
BTR-40 (Bronetransporter)
The Red Army learned much about mobility in its response to the German invasion of the Soviet Union ... [Read More]
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2004
Buffalo H
The Buffalo H MRAP is a relatively new class of armored vehicle (in the American inventory at least)... [Read More]
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1963
Cadillac Gage Commando (M706 / G-392)
The Cadillac Gage "Commando" (V-100 / G-392) was first adopted by the United States Army in the 1960... [Read More]
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1978
Cadillac Gage Ranger (Peacekeeper)
Cadillac Gage delivered their Ranger 4x4 light armored vehicle beginning in the early 1980s. The sys... [Read More]
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1902
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 m... [Read More]
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1945
Coventry Armored Car
Throughout most of World War 2, the British Army stocked its armored car inventory with two major ca... [Read More]
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1931
Crossley Armored Car
The Crossley Armored Car was the first 6x6 wheeled armored car adopted for service in the British Ar... [Read More]
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1964
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 ... [Read More]
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1942
Daimler Armored Car
The armored car proved itself an important battlefield tool for the British Army during World War 1 ... [Read More]
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1952
Daimler Ferret
Throughout the Cold War decades, the British utilized a variety of armored cars for reconnaissance, ... [Read More]
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1940
Daimler Scout Car (Dingo)
In studies of World War 2 armored vehicles, it becomes for the reader to overlook the small, compact... [Read More]
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1901
Davidson Automobile Battery
By 1900, the automobile was a new-fangled technology that was here to stay. Its evolution as a milit... [Read More]
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1915
Davidson-Cadillac
The Armored Car found its niche on the battlefields of World War 1 in security, reconnaissance, and ... [Read More]
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2011
Didgori
With its relatively recent war with Russia in 2008, it behooves the nation of Georgia to develop a s... [Read More]
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1982
Dragoon AFV
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1914
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 t... [Read More]
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1974
Engesa EE-11 Urutu (Pit Viper)
... [Read More]
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1980
Engesa EE-3 Jararaca (Pit Viper)
The Engesa EE-3 "Jararaca" was an compact armored car of local Brazilian design, development, and pr... [Read More]
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1974
Engesa EE-9 Cascavel (Rattlesnake)
Realizing the need to replace its aged stock of World War 2-era (1939-1945), American-made M8 "Greyh... [Read More]
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2011
Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) (Ocelot)
Early combat actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showcased drastic shortcomings in the modern armored fo... [Read More]
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2010
GAZ VPK 3927 (Volk)
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2014
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 light... [Read More]
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1939
Guy Armored Car
The armored car was a critical component of field actions concerning World War 2 (1939-1945) ground-... [Read More]
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1942
Humber Armored Car
Despite the plethora of armored cars to serve the British Army in World War 2 (1939-1945), it was th... [Read More]
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1942
Humber Scout Car
The armored car played an ever-increasing battlefield role heading into World War 2 (1939-1945) as d... [Read More]
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1915
Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault
The Russian Empire Izhorsky Mgebrov-Renault was one of the more unique developments of armored car t... [Read More]
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2014
KAMAZ Typhoon
Russian Army experience in the Chechen wars, as well as observation of the U.S.-led wars in Afghanis... [Read More]
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1916
King Armored Car
At the start of World War 1 in the summer of 1914, countries were clamoring for all types of weapons... [Read More]
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1929
Lanchester Armored Car
The Lanchester Motor Company Limited produced a four-wheeled armored car for service in World War 1 ... [Read More]
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1916
Lancia Ansaldo IZ / IZM
... [Read More]
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1935
Leyland Armored Car
World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect showcase for the armored car and many different types eme... [Read More]
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2003
LGS Fennek (Leichter Gepanzerter Spahwagen)
... [Read More]
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1999
M1117 Guardian ASV
After the bloodbath in Somalia during 1993, American Army authorities were convinced to rewrite thei... [Read More]
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1943
M20 (G-176)
The M20 (U.S. Army identifier of G-176) was a reconnaissance/general purpose utility car adopted by ... [Read More]
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1940
M3 Scout Car (White Scout Car)
Numerically, the White Scout Car (designated as the "G-067" and "M3A1" in U.S. Army nomenclature) wa... [Read More]
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1944
M38 Wolfhound
The M38 was intended as a replacement for the ubiquitous, go-anywhere, do-anything M8 Greyhound seri... [Read More]
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1959
M53/59 Praga
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1941
M8 Greyhound (Light Armored Car M8)
One of the unsung American heroes of World War 2 was the venerable M8 Greyhound wheeled armored car ... [Read More]
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1995
Mamba
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1940
Marmon-Herrington (South African Reconnaissance Vehicle)
The Marmon-Herrington Armored Car became a rare South African industry contribution to the Allied ca... [Read More]
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1914
Minerva Armored Car
Like other armored cars of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Belgian Minerva Armored Car was a hastily-ge... [Read More]
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2007
Navistar International MaxxPro
The International Truck "MaxxPro" by Navistar Defense is a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) ve... [Read More]
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1996
Pandur I
The Pandur I was a 6x6, multi-faceted wheeled chassis primarily serving as a fast armored personnel ... [Read More]
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1951
Panhard EBR (Engin Blinde de Reconnaissance)
The French Panhard EBR armored car of the 1950s actually maintained design origins in the years lead... [Read More]
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1977
Panhard ERC 90
The French concerns of Renault and Panhard submitted designs to fulfill a 1970s French Army requirem... [Read More]
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1935
Panhard Type 178
The Panhard Type 178 armored car was a further evolution of the Toe-M-32 system that was initially d... [Read More]
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1915
Panzer Auto 1 (P.A.1) / (Junovicz)
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2015
Paramount Marauder
... [Read More]
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2015
Paramount Matador
... [Read More]
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2015
Paramount Maverick
... [Read More]
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2010
Paramount Mbombe
South Africa fought in the Rhodesian Bush War (1964-1979) and it was during this time that thought w... [Read More]
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1919
Peerless Armored Car
Prior to the arrival of the "tank" and trench warfare in World War 1, the Armored Car proved a viabl... [Read More]
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1914
Putilov-Garford Armored Car
Like most other world powers in World War 1 (1914-1918), the mechanized side of the Russian Army dur... [Read More]
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2006
RG-31 Nyala
... [Read More]
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2007
RG-33 MRAP
The South African Army paved the way for large scale adoption of effective mine-resistant vehicles d... [Read More]
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2009
RG-35
The RG-35 is a relatively new armored wheeled vehicle offering by Land Systems OMC of South Africa, ... [Read More]
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1981
Rheinmetall Landsysteme Condor
The Condor is a Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) appearing in West Germany during the Cold War (1947-1991... [Read More]
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1915
Rolls-Royce Armored Car
Prior to the acceptance of armored combat tanks in World War 1, armies developed doctrine to include... [Read More]
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1935
SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
During the German military rearmament of the 1930s, the Army began to take on stocks of armored vehi... [Read More]
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1938
SdKfz 222 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
Adoption of the SdKfz 221 series of armored cars in 1935 by the German Army eventually led to a broa... [Read More]
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1936
SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
The SdKfz 223 was part of a larger family of German light armored cars that began with the SdKfz 221... [Read More]
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1936
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... [Read More]
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1935
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 Emp... [Read More]
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1943
SdKfz 234 (Puma)
The SdKfz 234 (generally known as the "Puma") was a key 8-wheeled, armed reconnaissance platform uti... [Read More]
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1942
T17 (Deerhound)
The T17 "Deerhound" from Ford Motor Company competed unsuccessfully against the Chevrolet designed-a... [Read More]
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1942
T17E1 (Staghound)
Like other players of World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Army finally realized the importanc... [Read More]
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1942
T18 (Boarhound)
The T18 "Boarhound" emerged from a two-part United States Army Ordnance requirement which sought bot... [Read More]
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1917
Technical
The "Technical" is a generic name given to make-shift military vehicles crudely developed on the cha... [Read More]
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1984
Type 90 / Type 92 (WZ551)
The WZ551 is a designation for a Chinese-originated 6x6 wheeled armored vehicle. The vehicle was dev... [Read More]
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1932
Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha
Exposure to foreign "tankette" types led the Empire of Japan in design and production of its first l... [Read More]
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1932
Type 92 Kokusan (Hokoku-Go)
In the years leading up to World War 2, Imperial Japan had procured many different types of foreign ... [Read More]
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1937
Type 95
Heading into World War 2 (1939-1945), the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) relied largely on civilian ca... [Read More]
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2014
Ural Typhoon
Taking a page out Western doctrine, the Russian Army has adopted several Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Prot... [Read More]
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1940
Volkswagen Kubel / Kubelwagen
The Volkswagen ("People's Car") was the product of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz engineering and design ... [Read More]
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1967
Walid (Walid Gomaa Mohamed)
In the 1960s, the Egyptian Army invested in a new armored car based on its experiences with the Sovi... [Read More]
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1915
White Armored Car
The White Motor Company's contributions to the American war effort of World War 2 became well-docume... [Read More]
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