The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car
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The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

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The first Rolls-Royce armoured car was a privately owned vehicle fitted with a machine-gun and a limited amount of armour plate, used by the Royal Naval Air Service in Flanders in 1914. By 1915, nearly 100 had been built and turned over to the Army. From then on, as Sir Albert Stern said 'They searched the world for war', operating as far apart as the northwest frontier of India, the Middle East and southern Africa. The cars were fast, quiet and reliable but above all powerful. 'A Rolls in the desert is above rubies,' said Lawrence of Arabia. After World War I, the War Office continued to produce the Rolls-Royce while tinkering with the design. These further cars served all across the Empire, including in Ireland and even later Shanghai, returning for a final brief appearance in the early stages of World War II.This book tells the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, following its design and development as it fought from theatre to theatre during World War I and the turbulent inter-war years.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 180.34 x 241.3 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 1849085803
  • 9781849085809
  • 101,302

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..".photos, extended captions, and informative illustrations supplement his neat little Osprey study." --David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com..".a fascinating history of a vehicle used from 1914 to the 1950s that served in conflicts around the world, and will interest auto history as well as military history buffs." --James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012) ...photos, extended captions, and informative illustrations supplement his neat little Osprey study. David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com ...a fascinating history of a vehicle used from 1914 to the 1950s that served in conflicts around the world, and will interest auto history as well as military history buffs. James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012)" ...photos, extended captions, and informative illustrations supplement his neat little Osprey study. "David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com" ...a fascinating history of a vehicle used from 1914 to the 1950s that served in conflicts around the world, and will interest auto history as well as military history buffs. "James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review (August 2012)"" ..".a fascinating history of a vehicle used from 1914 to the 1950s that served in conflicts around the world, and will interest auto history as well as military history buffs."--James A. Cox, "The Midwest Book Review "(August 2012) ..".photos, extended captions, and informative illustrations supplement his neat little Osprey study."--David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com ."..a fascinating history of a vehicle used from 1914 to the 1950s that served in conflicts around the world, and will interest auto history as well as military history buffs."--James A. Cox, "The Midwest Book Review "(August 2012)."..photos, extended captions, and informative illustrations supplement his neat little Osprey study."--David L. Veres, www.cybermodeler.comshow more

About David Fletcher

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars. Henry Morshead is a design consultant in the European automotive and aerospace sectors, with clients including Jaguar, Bentley, Citroen and Airbus. He is also a technical sponsor of the Bloodhound supersonic car, contributing digital surfacing and design services. A former officer in the Royal Engineers and illustrator for Jane's, he maintains a keen interest in the design and use of military land and air vehicles.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Design and Development Operational History Conclusion and Analysisshow more

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