Built on the chassis of the popular Silver Ghost, the Rolls-Royce armoured car has been present on the battlefield since the First World War. They took to the desert in 1917, in support of Lawrence of Arabia and continued on Imperial duties between the wars.
Later versions saw service during the Second World War and with the Irish Army as late as the 1950s. The Haynes Rolls-Royce Armoured Car Manual has been written by The Tank Museum's renowned historian, David Fletcher MBE, with full access to the Museum's Rolls Royce Armoured Car.
I build models. This book gives a valuable look at the real car. I am grateful for the insight this book provides.
Excellent book, great insight into the iconic ARRs.
A splendid book. Good information and photos, etc. Very pleased.
A superbly written and copiously illustrated and researched look at an iconic vehicle from two world wars and a war for independence, this book is a must for historians of military vehicles of that era. There are now more Tiger 1 tanks in existence than these venerable warhorses, and the very finest of them all, Sliebh na Mhan, resides at the Curragh Cavalry Barracks in Co Kildare, RoI. I'm biased, of course, my father was one of its drivers in the Free State Army, and back in 2001 when I sat in the seat, it was a very emotive thing for me. Modellers of this vehicle, using the excellent Meng kit in 1/35th scale, will have a field day with this book, which leaves little scope for getting all the details correct.
I've recommended it to my friends back over in the Republic and told them that they'd be daft not to buy it.
T A de C Foley
Major Retd. [British Army]
As a 3d Graphic artist this was a great addition to my research on this AFV. Though lacking in some areas of technical description particularly dimension and scale, however this was a very helpful and has enabled me to recreate a detailed external model.