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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 3:43 p.m. PST

"Being in a war gives one license to get creative and here are the proofs ten vehicular oddballs birthed during the Second World War [from the years 1939 to 1945]…"

See here


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 8:56 p.m. PST

Honestly, I don't find any of these very strange.*Maybe* the Beaverette, maybe.

hurrahbro12 Sep 2017 11:12 p.m. PST

If anything a few of those were very ordinary for their time, and with the exception of size, the BA-64 was also very ordinary. Take a 2 or 3 axel car or truck and whack an armoured body on it and put a turret on top for a machine gun (or just a pintel mount and a shield) was pretty much the order of the day. All wheel drive, all independent suspension and engine at the back, THAT, was the newfangled and strange looking in 1940.

Oh and they missed one, which still looks strange

For the period, the Dingo was also a pretty strange idea for an armoured car. No turret, no all round traverse weapon of any kind. But it worked well.

The Canadian Fox looks like it was derived from the Guy wheeled light tank, a strange concept for the time, but when you consider the intended role of the Vickers light tanks, it becomes not such a strange designation.

The Beaverettes being improvised armoured vehicles were also not that strange if looked at with the recent memory of improvised vehicles of the Spanish Civil war in mind. What was strange was it was mass produced.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

If you want weird go for the Skoda


deephorse13 Sep 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

Apart from the Beaverette there is nothing strange about those armoured cars. Clearly the author knows next to nothing about them, nor the english language. "Here are the proofs"?

Lion in the Stars13 Sep 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

Yeah, those aren't particularly strange. Where's the AS42 with 4 wheel steering and a rear-mounted engine, or the T18 Boarhound with more armor than most light tanks?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

That Skoda belongs in Maximillian '34!

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

Was wondering about the nickname for the BA-64, "Bobik". Best I could fine is Bobik is Russian for a small dog? Also saw reference to Bobik being a Russian name for a dog. Certainly referring to the BA-64, affectionately of course, as a small dog makes sense.

Anyone confirm?

KniazSuvorov03 Oct 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

That Skoda car is sweet. Art Deco armour… I sense some sort of pulp game coming on!

Maha Bandula21 Sep 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

The Skoda looks very cool.

Andy ONeill22 Sep 2018 2:47 a.m. PST

I thought bobik was a popular dog's name like rex or scamp.

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