The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) suggested to the Admiralty that a special armored car be developed, which could not only execute defensive functions but also as necessary support army units in combat, and fulfill communication and transport duties. In December 1914 the first three cars were issued to the army. A rotating turret fitted with a Vickers machine gun was installed on top of the armored body. The Middle East and Africa, where the war also began for the possession of the German colonies, were the most promising for the application of the fast and reasonably well protected armored car. These cars were found to be highly useful weapons, and even the end of the Great War did not put a full stop to their career. One of the cars passed into the hands of one of the best-known eccentric historical figures of the 20th Century, Lawrence of Arabia: his armored car was used by him during his guerrilla actions and other adventures in the Middle East.
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 two versions:
- Armored Car Pattern 1920 Mk.I SV-4996, Royal Tank Corps, Derbyshire, used for anti-invasion patrols in 1939. Preserved at the Bovington Museum.
- Armored Car Pattern 1920 Mk.I, No. 1 (AAC) Sqn., Egypt-Iraq, 1940-43. Preserved at Hominstone Museum, UK.
Matte Light Earth
Matte Natural Wood
Royal Hussars Green