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Military Truck Archive 11: British Wheeled Armour
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The Military Trucks Archive volume 11 explores a range of British wheeled armoured vehicles in a lively 98 paged magazine that will appeal to both enthusiasts and historians.

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The Military Trucks Archive volume 11 explores a range of British wheeled armoured vehicles in a lively 98 paged magazine that will appeal to both enthusiasts and historians. Chapters in this book include:
Armoured Mobility, Armoured Cars, Armoured Command Vehicles
Armoured Personnel Carriers, Protected Patrol Vehicles, Scout Cars and Reconnaissance Vehicles, Trucks and Miscellaneous Armour. 

Despite the addition of crude armour to Fowler traction engines for use in the Boer War, what is generally considered to be the worlds first armoured vehicle was produced by Frederick R Simms, in conjunction with Vickers, Sons and Maxim in June 1899, preceding the development of the tank by at least 15 years.
In truth, it was little more than an armoured cycle and would be better described as an 'armed vehicle', but, nevertheless, by mounting an air-cooled Maxim machine gun behind a forward-facing armoured shield, that was itself mounted on a motorised Beeston quad cycle, Simms had established the three principles of armoured-vehicle design.... Firepower, Mobility and protection.  


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