US Hotchkiss 1909 Armored Car

  • Armored Fighting Vehicle
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Designed in 1909 by American Inventor Benjamin Hotchkiss, his idea for an Armored War Vehicle was based on  by several Foreign Nations versions in the early years of World War I. His "Bath Tub" Car ( so named for it's characteristic Rear chassis shape), was a circular armor compartment, in which it's armaments were mounted. Using a 7.9mm single or twin barrel Machine Gun, The 1909 Model weighed over 3-tons. It was lightly armored with 0.12-inches of plate. It was intended for use as a Scout/Reconnaissance vehicle. It had a maximum battlefield speed of 20-mph. Not altogether as popular as other up and coming Models, as many as 5 were produced by Turkey, Denmark and France. None survived The War.