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King 4x2 Armored Car

Model 1915


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 1915- Model 1915
1917 - Model E
Manufactured by: Chassis: King Motor Car Company: Hull & Assembly: Armored Motor Car Company
Crew: 3
Armament: Turret: (1) .30 Light Machine Gun (Model 1915 - Benet-Mercier; Model E - Lewis)
Engine: (8) Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: There were two versions of the King Armored Car, the Model 1915 and the Model E.  The main physical differences are different turrets and wheel/tires and also the Model E has a sloped rear hull.

Only the second version, the Model E, was used any significant amount.  The USMC used the vehicle in operations in the Caribbean during the early 1920's.
Data Sheet Available:   King Armored Car Model 1915 Data Sheet by David Haugh

  King Armored Car Model E Data Sheet by David Haugh


Reference Source/Provider
King Model 1915 Armored Car Photo (Above) Dave Haugh - Content Editor
    King Model 1915 Armored Car Photos U.S. National Archives
USMC King Model E Armored Car Photos Chuck Aleshire, Shorewood, Illinois USA
USMC King Model E Armored Car Photos Neil Baumgardner -Arlington, Virginia, USA
  Photos of the USMC King Model E Armored Car Patrick Mooney - Virginia, USA

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
  "Armored Cars and the Marine Corps" (Fall 1991 Issue of Fortitudine - The Bulletin of the Marine Corps Historical Program) Col. Brooke Nihart USMC (Ret.)
King Model E Armored Car Photos WWI Modeling Page Website


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Armored Car- A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles R.J. Hunnicutt
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert Icks
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks
U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles Fred W. Crismon

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