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Saturday, March 30, 2013

French Armored Car Group, belonging to the Cavalry. France, ca. 1917.


Groupe d’Auto-Mitrailleuses et Auto-Canons  de la Cavalerie (GAMAC). France, ca. 1917.



French Armored Car Group belonging to the Cavalry. France, ca. 1917.

During the Great War, the French Groups of Armored Cars - since September 1916 - was assigned to the Cavalry. They were composed of nine armored cars, six armed with 8-mm machine guns (usually on Renault chassis) and three armed with 37-mm cannons (usually on Peugeot chassis).

The groups were made up three sections (called platoons in the British and American armies) equal, each consisting of three armored cars, two armed with machine guns and one cannon.

This singular photograph capture, in a confined space, a French Armored Car Group in full, including crews and support vehicles.
I have pointed arbitrarily, with numbers, the situation of the nine armored cars in the picture.



Grupo de Coches Blindados franceses pertenecientes a la Caballería. Francia, ca. 1917.

Durante la Gran Guerra, los Grupos franceses de coches blindados - desde septiembre de 1916 - fueron adscritos a la Caballería. Estaban compuestos por nueve coches blindados, seis armados con ametralladoras de 8-mm (normalmente sobre chasis Renault) y tres armados con cañones de 37-mm (normalmente sobre chasis Peugeot).

Los Grupos estaban formados por tres secciones iguales (denominadas pelotones en los ejércitos británicos y estadounidenses), cada una compuesta de tres coches blindados, dos armados con ametralladoras y uno con cañón.

Esta singular fotografía capta, en un espacio reducido, un Grupo de Coches Blindados Franceses al completo, incluidas tripulaciones y vehículos de apoyo. He señalado arbitrariamente, con números, la situación de los nueve coches blindados en la fotografía.

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