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Davidson-Duryea Light 4-Wheeled Car


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1898
Manufactured by: Chassis: Duryea Motor Wagon Company; Armor/Armament: Royal P. Davidson & Students at the Northwestern Military Academy - Highland Park, Illinois
Crew: 4
Armament: (1) Colt M1895 .30 caliber machine gun.
Engine: 3-Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: This one vehicle was produced by modifying the Major's initial Davidson-Duryea Light 3-Wheeled Car into a more stable and capable 4-wheeled car. Once again, this vehicle was built and designed by Major Royal P. Davidson (later Colonel) of the Illinois National Guard and Commandant of the Northwestern Military Academy of Highland Park, Illinois (Later: Northwestern Military and Naval Academy of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin).  Again this improved vehicle was never adopted for service.  However, it was closely followed by the Colonel's next attempt, the Davidson Auto Battery Armored Car.
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  Davidson-Duryea Light 4-Wheeled Car Photo (and above)

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Davidson-Cadillac Armored Car Information and Photos Landships II


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American Armored Cars A.J. Clemens
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
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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