The Charron Girardot Voight Armored Car, 1902

Charron Girardot Voight Armored Car

“The first fully armoured car was designed by the Georgian engineer Mikheil Nakashidze. His design for a machine gun armed vehicle with 4-8mm of armour, combat weight of 3,000kg, and a road speed of 50km/hour was accepted by the Russian War Ministry for service with the Russian Army. However, as no Russian plant was considered capable of producing the vehicle, manufacture was subcontracted to the French company Charron, Girardot, and Voigt.”

Source: Wikipedia


1 thought on “The Charron Girardot Voight Armored Car, 1902”

  1. Seems more like a mobile machinegun nest than an armoured car to me. These guys may have wanted to zap across the countryside, but if the shooting would have started, the driver would have been the first to get it.

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