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Davidson Auto Battery

Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1900
Manufactured by: Royal P. Davidson & students at the Northwestern Military Academy - Highland Park, Illinois
Crew: 4
Armament: (1) Colt M1895 .30 caliber machine gun.
Engine: (1) Tubular Steam Boiler
Miscellaneous Info: A technological step back due to using steam power, the two vehicles built had some difficulty in negotiating hills because of changes of the water level in the tubular type boilers.  These vehicles were developed soon after the Colonel's Davidson-Duryea Light 3-Wheeled Car and Davidson-Duryea Light 4-Wheeled Car.
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Davidson Auto Battery Carrier Information and Photos Military Factory.Com
Davidson-Cadillac Armored Car Information and Photos Landships II


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American Armored Cars A.J. Clemens
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
  "Armoured Pioneers" (April 2019 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher
Early Armoured Cars (Shire Album #209) E. Bartholomew
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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