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"Sandwich" Armored Truck

Vehicle probably based on US 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 ton Truck


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Israel
First Produced/Service Dates: 1948 to early 1950's
Manufactured by: Chassis/Suspension: Various including US and British Truck Companies. Armor: Local Sources
Crew: Various
Armament: Various weapon types and configurations; Including a Czech manufactured version of the MG 34.
Engine: Various.  Depending on base vehicle.
Miscellaneous Info: The reason these armored vehicles are referred to as "Sandwich" trucks is due to their type of armor. Shortages of proper military-grade metal armor neccesated the use of alternating layers of lower-grade metal/plywood armor. Sand, cement, rubber and even glass were also used.

The vehicle was constructed on just about any type of procured truck chassis (especially in the early days). However, in the later stages of use, US or British manufacture vehicles were mostly converted; including US 3/4, 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 ton and British/CMP 15 cwt, 30 cwt and 3 ton trucks.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Early IDF Armored Cars & Sandwich Armored Truck Photographs Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
IDF Sandwich Armored Bus Photographs Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
IDF Sandwich Armored Truck Photographs Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
    Sandwich Armor Photographs Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
Israeli Halftracks: Volume 1 (Including Sandwich Trucks and Armoured Cars) Tom Gannon
Israeli Improvised Armoured Vehicles & Jeeps: 1947-1949 (Military Briefs No.6- Mouse House Enterprises)

Book Review by Patrick Keenan: Editor
John Myszka
Israeli Military Vehicles: The First 50 Years (1948-1998) (Mouse House Enterprises) John Myszka

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Dodge 3/4 ton "Bambi" Improvised Armoured Car Conversion Set (MA204) Mouse House 1/35 Multi-Media Conversion for 1/35 Italeri 3/4 ton Weapons Carrier Model Kit
CMP 15 cwt Improvised Armoured Car Conversion Set (Closed Top) (MA206) Mouse House 1/35 Multi-Media Conversion for 1/35 Italeri/Peerless Max 15 cwt Model Kit
Open Topped CMP 15 cwt Improvised Armoured Car Conversion set (MA207) Mouse House 1/35 Multi-Media Conversion for 1/35 Italeri/Peerless Max 15 cwt Model Kit (233)
"Butterfly" Roof for 15cwt CMP Chassis Sandwich Truck (MA208) Mouse House 1/35 To be used with Conversion set MA207

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider