Peerless Armoured Car
Peerless Armoured Car of the British Royal Navy
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Background
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.
Vehicle Specification
Crew 2+8 Driver and Commander/Gunner
Combat Weight 14,670Kg .
Length 6,350mm .
Width 2,700mm .
Height 2,230mm .
Max. Speed 120 kph Open road
Max. Speed in Water 8 kph Propellar Driven
Range 800Km Open road
Max. Vertical Step 1000 mm .
Max. Trench 2000 mm .
Ballistic Protection 7.62 mm AP All Round
Ballistic Protection 12.7 mm AP Frontal Arc
Ballistic Protection 12 kg TNT Anywhere under the Vehicle
Engine Caterpillar C12 410 bhp/306Kw
Transmission Allison HD4070(P) 7 Speed Automatic
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