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.
At £6.99 this really was a bargain. Some interior views would have been interesting as would some colour plates of paint schemes but this is an excellent book. Thanks for your part in producing it.
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Very pleased with an excellent book covering a fascinating vehicle and period of history. The photo of Rommel beside one in the Desert was a real surprise - he must have been bemused. I share the views of model makers wanting more detail photos of interior and exterior (although there are quite a few) . Model makers of any of the Museum's vehicles would benefit from an online 'saturation service' where maybe a ruler is held up against features for photos. This kind of detail coverage is probably beyond the scope of general books on a subject.
I think David Fletcher has said the Rolls Royce Armoured Car at the Tank Museum is his favourite exhibit and it really shows in this book. A great combination of the history of the vehicle combined with nice detail shots of the museum car. There are also lots of fantastic photos of the car in various places, including the Middle East and Ireland, plus the usual wry commentary from Mr Fletcher. Highly recommended for the casual reader and anyone modelling an RR armoured car (Meng, Roden etc).
Another great Haynes book and super service from the museum.
Really interesting book, sent quickly and well packed.