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Leyland A.L.V. (Modified)

Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Ireland
First Produced/Service Dates: 1957
Manufactured by: Chassis: Leyland Motors (England); Hull: Scrapped Peerless Armored Car Armor; Turret: Landsverk (Sweden)
Armament: Turret: 20mm Cannon; Co-axial: .30 cal. Machine Gun; Hull: .30 cal. MG (Browning Aircraft Machine Guns)
Engine: 8 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The original production of 4 vehicles occurred in the mid-1930's.  However, the modified versions were refitted with new equipment including Ford V-8 engine, tires/wheels and armament in the 1956-1957 era.
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Reference Source/Provider
Leyland A.L.V. (Modified) Photos (Tank Museum -Bovington) Joel Gewirtz - Northbrook, Illnois USA
Leyland A.L.V. (Modified) Photos (Tank Museum -  Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

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"Irish Armored Cars, Swedish Landsverks and Leyland-Irish Look-A-Likes"  By Mark Salisbury Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #28)


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
Irish Army Vehicles: Transport and Armour Since 1922 Karl Martin

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