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Peerless (1919) Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain and Ireland
First Produced/Service Dates: 1919
Manufactured by: Chassis: Peerless Truck and Motor Company (USA); Armored Body: Austin Motor Company (UK)
Crew: 4
Armament: (2) Turrets: Each Fitted with (1) .303 Hotchkiss Machine Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder? (40 hp)
Miscellaneous Info:
American Peerless TC4 truck chassis were sold and delivered to the Russians,  however, they were diverted to Great Britain after the October Revolution of 1917 .  After World War One, the British then decided to use those chassis by mating them with twin turreted armoured car hulls very similar to the Austin Armored Car Series.  The Tank Museum at Bovington Peerless vehicle is marked for County of London Yeomanry aka "Sharpshooters" in the 1920s when they were used during the General Strike of 1926. Ireland also acquired a number of these vehicles as well.

Miscellaneous info courtesy of Peter Brown.


Reference Source/Provider
    Peerless (1919) Armored Car Photos (taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Joel Gewirtz - Northbrook, Illnois USA
Peerless (1919) Armored Car Detail Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Alan McNeilly - Great Britain
  Peerless (1919) Armored Car Photo National Library of Ireland via "7996"
Peerless (1919) Armored Car Photos (taken at the Tank Museum -Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Peerless (1919) Armored Car Photos (Irish) Glen Phelan - Dublin, Ireland

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
"1/76 Peerless 1919 Armored Car Scale Plans"  By Geoff Lacey Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #28)
Peerless Armored Car Information & Photos The Tank Museum - Bovington


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Early Armoured Cars, AFV #9 Major General N.W. Duncan
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
War Cars: British Armoured Cars in the First World War David Fletcher

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Reference Source/Provider
Peerless (1919) Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Scratchbuilt) "Mecanix" - Skellig Michael, Ireland