Crossley armored car file photo [10145]


CountryUnited Kingdom
ManufacturerVickers-Armstrongs, Limited
Primary RoleArmored Car


ww2dbaseCrossley armored cars entered British military service in 1923, namely with the British Army in India, but some of the 450 built were also shipped to South Africa and other Commonwealth forces. Many of them were also sold to Japan, Argentina, and Estonia. In the 1930s, the Japanese Army operated a number of them in the war against China. In the early 1940s, several saw action in the Middle East as Allied troops attacked French positions in Syria-Lebanon.


Last Major Revision: Dec 2012


MachineryOne 4-cylinder engine rated at 50hp
Armament2x Vickers machine guns
Length5.00 m
Width1.80 m
Height2.60 m
Weight5.4 t
Range64 km


Japanese Crossley armored car, 1930sJapanese Crossley armored cars fighting in Shanghai, China, 1930sJapanese Navy Crossley armored car in Shanghai, China, 1930sJapanese Special Naval Landing Force personnel fighting from a sandbagged position in Shanghai, China, supported by dug-in Crossley armored cars, 1930s
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