|Peerless Armoured Car|
|Peerless Armoured Car of the British Royal Navy
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|The Peerless Armoured Cars were handed over by the departing British Forces upon creation of the Irish Free State in 1922.
Although slow and cumbersome they along the Roll-Royce and Lancia Armoured Cars gave the Free State Army great advantages over The Irregulars (IRA).
The Peerles was very similar in layout to the Austin Armoured Car, on which it was based, both had twinned turret hulls, but the Peerless was based, as it's name suggests, on the chassis of an American Peerless truck instead of an Austin unit. It was designed to fill a gap following WWI, when Winston Churchill identified a need for a wheeled armoured car, to fulfill certain "internal security" needs.