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I have a Hungarian Book which has some very grainy photos and a drawing of a Romfell pancelgepkosci. (Armoured Car).
This is one of the hansomest armoured cars ever, built in 1915 in Budapest by ROManovics Branko and FELLner Simon (Hungarians put surnames first) onto a Mercedes car.
Its sides slope upwards and outwards, and it has a large circular turret, sitting on the roof, which has a cambered profile.
The only reason I haven't attempted to build one yet, is the rear plates which are both curved, and sweep up in a streamlined form.
The one photo has large Gothic Crosses on a White background, painted on the front grille and sides, of an enormous size more normally assocated with ambulances.
My Hungarian is limited to a few social phrases and those words connected to wine and food. Therefore I am not entirely sure what the book says about this car, or if there were ever more than one.
However it appears that this car took place in the post war 1919 and 1920 battles in Hungary.
If you would like to try to scratchbuild this car, I will scan the drawing for you.
If anybody has good clear photos of this car from the sides or rear, I would be very interested.
There were other armoured lorries including a Junovitz, and the Austro Hungarians captured substantial numbers of Russian Austins, Poplavko Jeffery, and Lancester armoured cars.
The photos I have seen show these to be in relatively undamaged condition. I would image they were probably reused by the Austrians. Does anybody know if this is correct?
The Austrians had some really enormous gun tractors with which they moved Skoda and other heavy artillery. I have never had the courage to attempt to build one, and I have no idea where I would get the drawings. But they would make great models.