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US M1917 White Armored Car

  • World War I
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The short lived Van Dorn Motor Company attempted to capitalize on American involvement in World War I, with their version of an Armored War vehicle. The White was a rugged and well made vehicle. Featuring 4 vulcanized rubber pneumatic tires. They were protected by from wheel plates. Completely enclosed by 30 Armor plates ranging from .015 to 0.25-inches of steel, it crewed 3 men. A 4-cylinder, The White had an impressive 45-mph land speed over various terrain. Weighing 3-tons, The White was armed with a single 7.62.mm Machine Gun in a fully revolving Turret. Only 1 prototype Model was made and field tested by the US Army. Unfortunately, with The War coming to a close, they did not choose to purchase them.