The first three armored vehicles were ready as soon as October 1914 and they were immediately sent to the Western Front, but unlike the 'ersatz' armored cars which had so successfully shown their worth earlier, production cars did not gain great renown in the conditions of trench warfare. The numbers of Rolls Royce Armoured Cars were gradually increased, but this war of largely static positions, which dragged on for so long, did not give them a chance to show their full worth. In the final period of WWI the Rolls Royce Armored Car was widely used only in the deserts of the Middle East and North Africa, since there was almost no work in Europe for them. But in 1916 these cars were used with great effectiveness in Ireland to suppress mass unrests.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Model Master paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- High quality plastic pieces
- Includes illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
- Armored Car Pattern 1914, G-256, unknown unit, Northern Africa region, 1917.
- Armored Car Pattern 1914, “White 1”/”Superb”, Middle East, 1918.
- Armored Car Pattern 1914, 8-C-2 from the unknown RNAS unit, Western Front, 1916.
Matte Natural Wood
Faded Olive Drab