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Armoured Car Troop (GBR301)

GBR301 Armoured Car Troop

Armoured Car Troop (GBR301)
Includes three Austin Armoured Autocars.

It is the Austin armoured cars of the 17th Tank Battalion that provide the speed required by the Tank Corps in offensive operations. At Amiens, in August 1918, 12 Austin armoured cars succeeded in getting behind the German lines and causing chaos before returning safely to their own lines.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Jeremy Painter

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1918 saw great changes in the warfare of the Western Front. Russia pulled out of the war, freeing thousands more German troops to push the Allies back huge distances. The Allied counteroffensives, with the new tanks, evolving tactics, and the arrival of the Americans, forced the Germans back towards their own borders and defeat.

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Great War: World War One Battles of 1918
GBR301 Armoured Car Troop
GBR301 Armoured Car Troop

Last Updated On Friday, December 1, 2023