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WZ. 29 Ursus Armored Car



Country of Origin/Used by: Poland
First Produced/Service Dates: 1929
Manufactured by: Chassis: Ursus Ltd. Mechanical Works; Armor/Construction: Centralne Warsztaty Samochodowe (CWS)
Crew: 4-5
Armament: Turret: (1) 37mm Cannon & (1 or 2) 7.92mm Machine Guns; Rear Hull: (1) 7.92mm Machine Gun.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The Wzor 29 (WZ.29) Armored Car was based upon the chassis of the Ursus A 1.5-Ton Truck. As such, the vehicle was often referred to as the Ursus Armored Car. The Ursus A was a license-built copy of the Italian S.P.A. 25C Polonia Lorry. Approximately 10-20 vehicles were produced in two configurations.  Most vehicles were built as a typical armored car, but some were un-armed and fitted with loudspeakers for use by Police or Propaganda Units.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
  WZ.29 Armored Car Photo The David Haugh Collection via Patrick Keenan - Editor
WZ.29 Armored Car Photos The Polish National Archives
      WZ.29 Armored Car Photos (Unarmed with Loudspeakers) The Polish National Archives

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
WZ.29 Ursus Armored Car Information & Photos Tanks Encyclopedia.com
WZ.29 Ursus Armored Car Line Drawings The Blue-Prints.com


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks

Samochód Pancerny WZ. 29 Ursus

Rajmund Szubanski
Samochod Pancerny WZ. 29 W Latach: 1929-1939 Michal Kuchciak

Samochódy Pancerne WZ. 29/WZ. 34 (Wydawnictwo Militaria)

Janusz Ledwoch

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ursus WZ..29 Armored Car Model Kit (35016) ARMO 1/35 Resin.
Polish WZ.29 Armored Car Model Kit (1-012) Commander Models Inc. 1/35 Resin. Re-Release of Commander Series Models Kit (1-06)
Polish WZ.29 Armored Car Model Kit (1-06) Commander Series Models 1/35 Resin.
Samochod Pancerny WZ.29 Model Kit (001) GPM-Extra Plan 1/35 Vacuform & White Metal
Polish Armored Car WZ.29 "Ursus" Model Kit (72003) Modell Trans Modellbau 1/72 Resin
Samochod Pancerny WZ.29 Model Kit (001-72) Part 1/72 Resin & Photoetched
Polish Armored Car WZ.29 Model Kit (72001) Wild Hogs Models 1/72 Resin & White Metal
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

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