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Bussing A5P Armored Car



Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1916
Manufactured by: Chassis/Construction: Bussing NAG; Armored Hull: Friedrich Krupp Grusonwerk, AG
Crew: 10
Armament: (2) 7.92 Maxim Model 08 Machine Guns & (1) spare MG.  (1) 20mm "Becker" Cannon was added later, but quickly removed soon after due to its unwieldly length.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: After encountering Allied armored cars, in October 1914 the German Army finally decided to initiate an armored car construction program of their own. Bussing, Daimler and Erhardt were the firms selected and each company submitted one vehicle to the German Army, which were quickly issued to frontiline troops.  The Bussing armored car experienced trouble from the start due to its large size and heavy weight. Ultimately, only one (1) car was built, although some sources quote the number being three (3).  The A5P reportedly saw limited action in Romania, Russia and even possibly in the German Civil War, but sources are limited and conflicting. 
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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A5P Armored Car Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor

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A5P Armored Car Information and Photos Landships II
A5P Armored Car Information and Photos Military Factory.com
A5P Armored Car Information and Photos Tanks Encylopedia


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Early Armoured Cars (Shire Album #209) E. Bartholomew
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
German Armoured Cars  (AFV Weapons Profile #33) Major General N.W. Duncan
Panzer-Kraftwagen: Armoured Cars of the German Army and Freikorps (Tankograd Publishing) Rainer Stasheim

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Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Bussing A5P Armored Car Model Kit Barrage Miniatures 1/56 Resin
Bussing A5P Armored Car Model Kit (1-045) Commander Models, Inc. 1/35 Resin and Photoetched Brass.
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