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Tiznaos - improvised armoured cars Spanish civil war

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    Great picture resource for these "home-made" armoured cars used in by the Repulican forces during the Spanish civil war:

    Tiznaos, improvised armoured cars of the Spanish civil war | Retronaut
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    Thanks Stefan for the link. I convinced at least one of the pictures is of a bus...

    I have to say that I love the mudguards on the photo you posted.

    If the grills are anything to go by, I'm thinking Citroen (though it looks a tad large....)?

    Cheers

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    Buses were adapted with plating, not sure how effective the armour proved to be but there were some pretty wild looking vehicles!

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    You know - though they may not look very elegant, I do believe that Pictures 2, 5 and 6 would be quite good at producing ricochets.

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    They look like something out of a 1930s+ Hollywood science fiction movie. I'm expecting to see Michael Rennie any moment!

    Cue the lasers and eerie theremin music...


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    I agree Mike, they do have a retro-future sci-fi look about them
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    Odd ducks.

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    Fascinating oddities; would indeed not look out of place in a many a sci-fi flick.

    As for the effectiveness of the armor plating... I don't claim to know much about ballistics, but I would not be surprised if the rounded shapes of the vehicles seen in photos no. 2, 5 and 6 of post # 2 and especially the overall sloping shapes of the one in no. 3 of post # 2 were actually pretty good at deflecting incoming projectiles and shrapnel.

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    Some wacky looking vehicles there, but some very interesting designs!...
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    Although not used in Spain this period Skoda is another retro-futurist looking armoured car.

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