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Light Armoured Vehicle
A military armored (or armoured) car is a lightweight wheeled armored fighting vehicle, historically employed for reconnaissance, internal security, armed escort, and other subordinate battlefield tasks.[1] With the gradual decline of mounted cavalry, armored cars were developed for carrying out duties formerly assigned to horsemen.[2] Following the invention of the tank, the armored car remained popular due to its comparatively simplified maintenance and low production cost. It also found favor with several colonial armies as a cheaper weapon for use in underdeveloped regions.[3] During World War II, most armored cars were engineered for reconnaissance and passive observation, while others were devoted to communications tasks
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Eland Mk7
1962 – 1994 (South Africa)[1] 1967 - (other)[2]Used by See OperatorsWars Angolan Civil War Rhodesian Bush War 1981 Entumbane Uprising South African Border War Western Sahara War Second Congo War Chadian Civil War Northern Mali
Mali
conflict Boko Haram insurgencyProduction historyDesigner Sandock-AustralDesigned 1962[3]Manufacturer Sandock-Austral Reumech OMCProduced 1964[3] – 1986[4][5]No. built 1,600[6]Variants See VariantsSpecificationsWeight 6 tonnes (6.6 short tons; 5.9 long tons)[7]Length 5.12 m (16 ft 10
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Daimler Company
The Daimler Company
Daimler Company
Limited, until 1910, the Daimler Motor Company Limited, was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in London by H. J. Lawson in 1896, which set up its manufacturing base in Coventry. The company bought the right to the use of the Daimler name simultaneously from Gottlieb Daimler
Gottlieb Daimler
and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
of Cannstatt, Germany. After early financial difficulty and a reorganisation of the company in 1904, the Daimler Motor Company was purchased by Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) in 1910, which also made cars under its own name before World War II
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De Dion-bouton
De Dion-Bouton
De Dion-Bouton
was a French automobile manufacturer and railcar manufacturer operating from 1883 to 1953. The company was founded by the Marquis
Marquis
Jules-Albert de Dion, Georges Bouton, and Bouton's brother-in-law Charles Trépardoux. The company was formed after de Dion in 1881 saw a toy locomotive in a store window and asked the toymakers to build another. Engineers Bouton and Trépardoux had been eking out a living with scientific toys at a shop in the Passage de Léon, near "rue de la Chapelle" in Paris.[1] Trépardoux had long dreamed of building a steam car, but neither could afford it. De Dion, already inspired by steam (in the form of rail locomotives)[2] and with ample money,[3] agreed, and De Dion, Bouton et Trépardoux was formed in Paris
Paris
in 1883
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Maxim Gun
The Maxim gun
Maxim gun
was a weapon invented by American-British inventor Hiram Stevens Maxim in 1883: it was the first recoil-operated machine gun.[1] It has been called "the weapon most associated with the British imperial conquest",[2] and likewise was used in colonial wars by other countries between 1886–1914.Contents1 Functionality 2 Production company 3 History3.1 Development (1883–1884) 3.2 Use in colonial warfare (1886–1914)3.2.1 Adoption by European armies and navies3.3 Russo-Japanese War 3.4 World War I
World War I
(1914–1918) 3.5 American use4 Variants and derivatives 5 See also 6 References 7 Sources 8 External linksFunctionality[edit]Illustration of the Maxim Gun in Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic DictionaryThe mechanism of the Maxim gun
Maxim gun
employed one of the earliest recoil-operated firing systems in history
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Royal Page Davidson
Royal Page Davidson
Royal Page Davidson
(October 9, 1870 – January 16, 1943) was an American educator and inventor.[1][2]Contents1 Early life 2 Mid life 3 Northwestern Military Academy 4 Notability4.1 Bicycle Corp 4.2 Armored cars5 Fraternities and clubs 6 Later life and death 7 See also 8 Footnotes 9 SourcesEarly life[edit] Davidson was born in Somerville, New Jersey
Somerville, New Jersey
on October 9, 1870. His early basic education was in a country public school.[3] Mid life[edit] Davidson attended the Massachusetts Agricultural College
Massachusetts Agricultural College
and the University of Wisconsin.[1] He also attended Northwestern Military and Naval Academy and graduated from there in 1889.[4] Northwestern Military Academy[edit] Davidson was commandant of Northwestern Military and Naval Academy from 1892 to 1912. He was its secretary and treasurer from 1912 to 1914
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Northwestern Military And Naval Academy
Northwestern Military Academy (founded 1888) was a high school in Linn, Wisconsin
Linn, Wisconsin
which was founded by Harlan Page Davidson. Originally located in Highland Park, Illinois, the school was relocated to the town of Linn, Wisconsin
Linn, Wisconsin
on the south shore of Geneva Lake
Geneva Lake
near the city of Lake Geneva in 1915 and was renamed Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (NMNA). During the academy's century of operation, its primary goal was to mold young men, grades 9-12, into outstanding citizens, eager and ready for higher levels of education. The institution adhered to the visions and principles of Davidson which adopted military structure and religious principles into an exceptionally sound educational program
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Davidson-Duryea Gun Carriage
The Davidson-Duryea gun carriage
Davidson-Duryea gun carriage
was a 3- and 4-wheeled armed armored vehicle manufactured in 1898 and 1899 for military use.Contents1 Development history 2 Footnotes 3 Sources 4 External linksDevelopment history[edit] Royal Page Davidson
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Davidson Automobile Battery Armored Car
The Davidson Automobile Battery armored car
Davidson Automobile Battery armored car
was a further development of the Davidson-Duryea gun carriage, but with steam power.[1] It was built by Royal Page Davidson
Royal Page Davidson
and the cadets of the Northwestern Military and Naval Academy in Highland Park, Illinois. Davidson designed this vehicle in 1901.[2] He and his students at the Northwestern Military and Naval Academy built two of these partially armored military vehicles.[3] They were armed with Colt .30 caliber machine guns.[4] The vehicles were powered by a tubular steam boiler. They had difficulty in going up hills because of changes of the water level in the boiler.[3] Davidson made these lightly armored military vehicles of one thousand pounds at the Academy campus in Highland Park, Illinois. These two partially armored military vehicles were labeled No. 1 and No. 2. Presently No
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Motor War Car
The Simms Motor War Car
Motor War Car
was the first armoured car ever built, designed by F. R. Simms. A single prototype was ordered by the British Army
British Army
in April 1899, a few months before the Second Boer War
Second Boer War
broke out.[1] It was built by Vickers, Sons & Maxim of Barrow on a special Coventry-built Daimler chassis[1] and had a German-built Daimler engine.[1] Because of difficulties that arose, including a gearbox destroyed by a road accident, Vickers did not deliver the prototype until 1902,[1] and by then the South African wars were over
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Barrow-in-Furness
Barrow-in- Furness
Furness
/ˈbæroʊ ɪn ˈfɜːrnəs/ FUR-nəs, commonly known as Barrow, is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. Historically part of Lancashire, it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1867 and merged with adjacent districts in 1974 to form the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. At the tip of the Furness
Furness
peninsula, close to the Lake District, it is bordered by Morecambe
Morecambe
Bay, the Duddon Estuary
Duddon Estuary
and the Irish Sea. In 2011, Barrow's population was 57,000, the second largest urban area in Cumbria, after Carlisle. Natives of Barrow, as well as the local dialect, are known as Barrovian.[1] In the Middle Ages, Barrow was a small hamlet with Furness
Furness
Abbey, on the outskirts of the modern-day town, controlling the local economy before its dissolution in 1537
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Coventry
Coventry
Coventry
(/ˈkɒvəntri/ ( listen)[4]) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry
Coventry
is the 9th largest city in England
England
and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom.[5] It is the second largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham, with a population of 345,385 in 2015.[6] Coventry
Coventry
is 19 miles (31 km) east-southeast of Birmingham, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Leicester, 11 miles (18 km) north of Warwick
Warwick
and 95 miles (153 km) northwest of central London. Coventry Cathedral
Coventry Cathedral
was built after the destruction of the 14th century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the Luftwaffe in the Coventry Blitz
Coventry Blitz
of 14 November 1940
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Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft
(DMG) (Daimler Motors Corporation) was a German engineer and later automobile manufacturer, in operation from 1890 until 1926. Founded by Gottlieb Daimler
Gottlieb Daimler
and Wilhelm Maybach, it was based first in Cannstatt (today Bad Cannstatt, a city district of Stuttgart). Daimler died in 1900, and their business moved in 1903 to Stuttgart- Untertürkheim
Untertürkheim
after the original factory was destroyed by fire, and again to Berlin in 1922
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Frederick Richard Simms
Frederick Richard Simms
Frederick Richard Simms
(12 August 1863 – 22 April 1944)[note 2] was a British mechanical engineer, businessman, prolific inventor and motor industry pioneer.[1] Simms coined the words "petrol" and "motorcar".[note 3][2] He founded the Royal Automobile Club, and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.Contents1 Family and education 2 Business2.1 Consulting engineer and Daimler motors 2.2 Simms-Bosch Magneto2.2.1 Simms Motor Units2.3 Simms Manufacturing3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksFamily and education[edit] Simms was born in Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany "of an old Warwickshire
Warwickshire
family",[2] the son of Frederick Louis Simms and his wife Antonia née Hermans. His Birmingham-born grandfather had established a trading company there to support the Newfoundland fishing fleet
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Boer War
British victory[3][4]Treaty of VereenigingTerritorial changes British administration over The Orange Free State
Orange Free State
and the Transvaal in accordance with the Treaty of VereenigingBelligerents United Kingdom Cape Colony Natal Colony Rhodesia[a] Canada India New Zealand Australia New So
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