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Improvised Armored Truck 4x2, China



Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1932
Manufactured by: 15th Infantry Regiment (US Army) - Tientsin, China.
Crew: 14
Armament: (4) .30 caliber Machine Guns
Engine: 4-Cylinder Gasoline 
Miscellaneous Info: A pair of Standard B 5-Ton 4x2 "Liberty" cargo trucks were modified and armored at a cost of $250 each. Other trucks were also modified using different designs, at least one having concrete armor. The mobility of all vehicles was limited, due to the engine and solid rubber tires fitted.


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Improvised Armored Truck (China) Photo  U.S. Signal Corps via the Dave Haugh Collection

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Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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