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Leyland Armored Car


 Leyland (Modified) Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Ireland
First Produced/Service Dates: Initial: 1938
Modified: 1957
Manufactured by: Chassis: Leyland Motors (England); Hull: Scrapped Peerless Armored Car Armor; Turret: Landsverk (Sweden)
Crew: 4
Armament: Turret: 20mm Cannon; Co-axial: .30 cal. Machine Gun; Hull: .30 cal. MG (Browning Aircraft Machine Guns)
Engine: Initially, the cars were fitted with a 6-cylinder Gasoline Engine.  Later, they were replaced by an 8-Cylinder.
Miscellaneous Info: The initial production of four (4) vehicles occurred in the mid-1930's and used the Leyland Terrier 6x4 3-ton truck.  However, the vehicles were upgraded with new components including a Ford V-8 engine, tires/wheels and armament in the 1956-1957 era.  These later cars were referred to as "Modified".
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Leyland (Modified) Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum -Bovington) Major (Retired) Don Allen - Orleans, Ontario Canada
Leyland (Modified) Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum -Bovington) Joel Gewirtz - Northbrook, Illnois USA
  Leyland (Modified) Armored Car Photo Glen Phelan - Dublin, Ireland
Leyland (Modified) Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum -  Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

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"Irish Armored Cars, Swedish Landsverks and Leyland-Irish Look-A-Likes"  By Mark Salisbury Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #28)


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
Irish Army Vehicles: Transport and Armour Since 1922 Karl Martin

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