Sunday, 3 August 2014

Reconstructed Minerva

This is interesting - as part of the centenary celebrations this 1914 Minerva armoured car was made.
From the wiki
 The Minerva Armored Car (French: Automitrailleuse Minerva) was a military armored car expediently developed from Minerva civilian automobiles by Belgium at the start of the First World War. In 1914, Lieutenant Charles Henkart arranged for two civilian Minerva Motor Works tourers to be armoured at Cockerill Works in Hoboken,[1] This made Belgium the first nation to employ amored cars in the World War,[2] though Italy had previously been the first to use armored cars entirely, in the 1911-1912 Italo-Turkish War.[3]

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