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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Russian Austin Armored Car, 1st Series (another option of M.G. armor protection).

(1st Series or Model 1914)
Manufacturing Country
United Kingdom
Austin Motor Company
Made to order, design  & specifications subject to Imperial Russian Army

Manufactured Number / Year
Built 48 copies

Principal user country / Year
Russian Empire

Other countries users / Year
1916 German Empire
1917 Bolsheviks / White
1918 German Freikorps
1918 Poland
Vehicle type / Configuration
Armored Car
Parallel twin turrets
Rear in rectangular configuration

Chassis /  Wheelbase / Weight
Austin "Colonial" type
Wheelbase 3.55-m
166 pounds (2,656 kg)

Engine / Transmission
Austin Engine of 30-HP
4-cylinder inline
4 stroke, water cooled, RWD
4 x 2
Velocity / Autonomy
50-60 km / h
Autonomy 250 km

    Length, 4750-mm
        Height, 2400-mm
Width, 1950-mm

Armor / Crew
3.5 - 4-mm (Factory)
Later 7-mm (in Russia)
Shield Nickel-Chromium Steel
Crew 4
2 x 7.62-mm Maxim Water-Cooled Machine Gun - Model 1905 or 1910,  in two turrets. 6000 rounds
Some of the models damaged in the front, to be repaired, received a White truck chassis 1.5 tonne.
Characteristics / Other data
These are referred to generically as "White Armored Car," although some have a chassis different from the American White

(1ª Serie o Modelo 1914)
País de Fabricación
Reino Unido
Austin Motor Company
Fabricados por encargo, diseño y especificaciones del Ejército Imperial Ruso

Número fabricado / Año
48 unidades

Principal país usuario / Año

Otros países usuarios / Año
Imperio Alemán 1916
Bolcheviques / Blancos 1917
Freikorps alemanes 1918
Polonia 1918
Tipo de vehículo / Configuración
Coche Blindado
Dos torretas en paralelo
Configuración trasera en caja rectangular

Chasis / Distancia entre ejes / Peso
Austin "Colonial"
3,55 metros.
2,656 kg.

Motor / Transmisión
Austin 30 CV.
4 cilindros en línea, 4 tiempos
refrigerado por agua, tracción trasera
4 x 2
Velocidad / Autonomía
50-60 km / h.
Autonomía 250 km.

Dimensiones- largo-alto-ancho
Largo, 4750 mm.
Alto, 2400 mm.
Ancho, 1950 mm.

Blindaje / Tripulación
De fábrica 3,5- 4 mm.
Después en Rusia: 7 mm.
Blindaje de acero de Níquel-Cromo
4 hombres
2 x Ametralladors Maxim de 7,62 mm. refrigeradas por agua - Modelo 1905 ó 1910, en dos torretas. 6.000 disparos
Algunos de los modelos dañados en el frente, al ser reparados, recibieron un chasis de camión White de 1,5 ton.
Características / Otros datos
A éstos se les denomina genéricamente como “Coches Blindados White”, aunque algunos recibieran otro tipo de chasis distinto al White americano.

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