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"Sandwich" Armored Truck
Above vehicle probably based on US 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 ton Truck
|Country of Origin/Used by:||Israel|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1948 to early 1950's|
|Manufactured by:||Chassis/Suspension: Various including US, British & Commonwealth Truck Companies. Armor: Local Shops and Comapnies|
|Armament:||Various weapon types and configurations; Including a Czech manufactured version of the MG 34.|
|Engine:||Various. Depending on base vehicle.|
The reason these armored vehicles are
referred to as "Sandwich" trucks is due to their type of armor.
Shortages of proper military-grade metal armor neccesated the use of
alternating layers of lower-grade metal/plywood armor. Sand, cement,
rubber and even glass were also used.
The vehicle was constructed on just about any type of procured truck chassis (especially in the early days). However, in the later stages of use, US or British/Commonwealth manufactured vehicles were mostly converted; including US 3/4, 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 ton and British/CMP 15 cwt, 30 cwt and 3 ton trucks.
|Data Sheet Available:||None Available|
|Early IDF Armored Cars & Sandwich Armored Truck Photographs||Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel|
|IDF Sandwich Armored Bus Photographs||Rob Goldman|
|IDF Sandwich Armored Truck Photographs||Rob Goldman|
|Sandwich Armor Photographs||Rob Goldman|
|Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars||Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks|
|Israeli Halftracks: Volume 1 (Including Sandwich Trucks and Armoured Cars)||Tom Gannon|
|Israeli Improvised Armoured Vehicles &
Jeeps: 1947-1949 (Military Briefs No.6- Mouse House Enterprises)
Book Review by Patrick Keenan: Editor
|Israeli Military Vehicles: The First 50 Years (1948-1998) (Mouse House Enterprises)||John Myszka|
Kits and Accessories
|Model Kit||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|
|Dodge 3/4 ton "Bambi" Improvised Armoured Car Conversion Set (MA204)||Mouse House||1/35||Multi-Media Conversion for 1/35 Italeri 3/4 ton Weapons Carrier Model Kit|
|CMP 15 cwt Improvised Armoured Car Conversion Set (Closed Top) (MA206)||Mouse House||1/35||Multi-Media Conversion for 1/35 Italeri/Peerless Max 15 cwt Model Kit|
|Open Topped CMP 15 cwt Improvised Armoured Car Conversion set (MA207)||Mouse House||1/35||Multi-Media Conversion for 1/35 Italeri/Peerless Max 15 cwt Model Kit (233)|
|"Butterfly" Roof for 15cwt CMP Chassis Sandwich Truck (MA208)||Mouse House||1/35||To be used with Conversion set MA207|