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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Turkish Hotchkiss Partly-Armored Car M1908.

Turkish Hotchkiss Partly-Armored Car M1908

Inspired in the C.G.V. (Auto-Mitrailleuse Charron
- Charron Partly-Armored Car - of 1902), although better armored, their configuration continued deprotecting the driver and assistant, except when shooting fighting back. It was performed on the chassis of a passenger car Hotchkiss Type U 40-HP. Five copies were made (*) to meet a request from the Turkish Government of April 15, 1908. They were armed with Hotchkiss Machine Guns of 7.65-mm  (Turkish Army standard gauge) installed on a pedestal in the center of the rear shielded receptacle, and provided with a protective shield for the shooter or shooters.

(*) Vauvillier, François. Les Automitrailleuses en France, 1902-1914, GBM (Magazine) No. 90, p. 40., Paris, 2010. 
About the service in Turkey of this self-machine gun, see:

The 1909 Hotchkiss "Automitrailleuse 'in Turkish Service.

Auto-Ametralladora Parcialmente Blindada Hotchkiss M1908 del Gobierno Turco.

Inspirada en la C.G.V. (Auto-Mitrailleuse Charron) de 1902, aunque mejor blindada, su configuración continuaba desprotegiendo al conductor y asistente, excepto cuando combatía disparando hacia atrás. Fue realizada sobre el chasis de un coche de pasajeros Hotchkiss Tipo U de 40-HP. Se fabricaron cinco ejemplares (*), para atender un pedido del Gobierno Turco de 15 de abril de 1908. Fueron armadas con ametralladoras Hotchkiss de 7,65-mm (calibre estándar del Ejército Turco), instaladas sobre un pedestal en el centro del receptáculo blindado trasero, y dotadas con un escudo protector para el tirador o tiradores.

(*) Vauvillier, François. Les Automitrailleuses en France, 1902-1914, GBM (Revista) Nº 90, p. 40., París, 2010.

Sobre el servicio en Turquía de esta auto-ametralladora, ver:

The 1909 Hotchkiss 'Automitrailleuse' in Turkish Service.

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