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Soviet Union's Austin-Putilov armored car

Design

The Austin-Putilov had it's ancestry in the United Kingdom, but it was produced in Russia. The United Kingdom supplied a large armored car that was designed by Austin. These vehicles didn't last very long in the rough conditions in Russia. Orders were placed for armored cars revised to Russian standards, but Austin was too busy supplying the British army and was only able to supply bare chassis to the Putilov works in St. Petersburg.

There were two staggered turrets that only traversed 270°.

Later models had tracks in the place of the rear wheels.

Some models had rear steering and additional armor.

Usage

Russian Civil War

Many of these vehicles were used during the civil war.

Poland

The Polish Army were supplied with some after the Russian Civil War.

Japan

A few were sold to Japan.

Specifications

  Austin-Putilov Armored Car
Crew 5
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 11,440 lb
5,200 kg
5.3 tons
Length 16'
4.88 m
Height 7' 10.5"
2.4 m
Width 6' 4.75"
1.95 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 2: Maxim MGs
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 8
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Austin
Cylinders  
Net HP 50
Transmission (Type)  
Fuel (Type) Gasoline
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 31 mph
50 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Range - Cross Country 125 miles
200 km
Turning radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Tires  

Sources:

  1. Tanks - Over 250 of the World's Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles, Chris Chant, 2004
  2. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site