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Monday, June 15, 2015

Improvised Swiss Saurer Armored Car, 1919

Improvised Swiss Saurer Armored Car, 1919
During the years 1914 to 1918, Switzerland had not produced any armored car. However in 1919, with occasion of the General Strike, the Army built, on the chassis of a truck Saurer, this improvised armored car, to the mode of existing at that time in Germany. He was armed with six Swiss Maxim Machine Guns MG11 of 7.5-mm M1909. Only this single model was produced.

Coche Blindado improvisado suizo Saurer, 1919
Durante los años 1914 a 1918, Suiza no había producido tipo alguno de coche blindado. Sin embargo en 1919, a raíz de la Huelga General, el ejército construyó, sobre el chasis de un camión Saurer, este coche blindado improvisado, al modo de los existentes durante esa época en Alemania. Estaba armado con seis Ametralladoras suizas Maxim MG11 de 7,5-mm M1909. Sólo se produjo este único ejemplar.

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