Please Support our Sponsors

Talbot Admiralty Turreted Pattern* Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1915
Manufactured by: Clement-Talbot, Ltd.
Crew: 2-3?
Armament: Turret: (1) Maxim .303 Machine Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: Following the first standardized armored cars designed by the Admiralty (Rolls-Royce/Talbot/Wolseley First Pattern Armored Cars) at the beginning of World War One, a new design of armored car was put forth. Among other things, the new vehicles were fitted with a new armored hull, a fully enclosed crew compartment and a rotating turret which mounted a machine gun. The Talbot Armored Car (sometimes referred to as Clement-Talbot) was one of those new "Admiralty Turreted" Pattern* vehicles. The other vehicles fitted with the Admiralty Turreted Pattern improvements included the Delaunay-Belleville, Lanchester and Rolls-Royce 1914 Pattern Armored Cars.

The Talbot Armored Cars were based on the slightly upgraded "25/50" touring car chassis and design. The Talbot was nearly identical to the Rolls-Royce cars, except for different wheels and radiator armor. The wheels were changed from wire-spoked types to more robust Warland rims with artillery spokes.  Only three (3) Talbot Admiralty Pattern cars seemed to have been built. This choice was likely made due to sub-par performance because the engine and transmission were overburdened by the weight of the cars. Despite that, the Talbot Armored Cars did serve in England in the anti-invasion role.  However, not much information about the cars' use after that is known. There are indications that the remaining cars/chassis were possibly converted to "tenders" used in support of subsequent armored car operations. 

* The nomenclature "Admiralty Turreted Pattern" was normally omitted when referencing the vehicle.  It was simply the "Talbot Armored Car".
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
  Talbot Armored Car Photo The Dave Haugh Collection
  Talbot Armored Car Photo The Talbot Owner's Club via Wikimedia Commons

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Talbot Armored Car Information & Photos The Talbot Owner's Club
Talbot Armored Car Information & Photos Tank-AFV.com


Reference Author
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Early Armoured Cars (AFV Profile #9) Major General N.W. Duncan
Early Armoured Cars (Shire Album #209) E. Bartholomew
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Talbot in the First World War (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq Register, Ltd) Stephen Lally & John Tomsett
War Cars: British Armoured Cars in the First World War David Fletcher

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider