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La Rochelle Improvised Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: France
First Produced/Service Dates: 1945
Manufactured by: Chassis: Many based upon 4x2 Commercial Trucks including Ford; Armor: Fashioned by French Resistance Forces.
Crew: ?
Armament: Turret: (1) Machine Gun; Front Window Plate: (1) Machine Gun
Engine: ?
Miscellaneous Info: Named after the 'Siege of La Rochelle' which was a famous French historical event that occurred in the 1620's between King Louis XIII of France and the Huguenots.  A few different types of "La Rochelle" improvised armored cars were built by the French Resistance upon the chassis of different companies' truck chassis.
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  La Rochelle Improvised Armored Car Photo David Haugh - Oregon USA
La Rochelle Improvised Armored Car Photos (From Saumur, France) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

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A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks

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