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(Login dave37167) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 188.8.131.52
I guess no one bothered to look at the post below, so, hopefully, this will get to the point. I want to print a decal sheet with alternate names for the sand tired post-WW1 version....particularly in the Mid East up to, and into, WW2. I found a thread on Great War Forum that does give me some leads....but has anyone worked out a list of names used in these theaters?? Or, guide me to any photos from there-Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan,India leading into WW2?
All I need is to pick one for me to use, but since I'm having a custom sheet done with other things, I thought I could include some names and offer them to others building the Roden kit..
I got this from the old Armoured Car group on MSN which seems to have disappeared after MSN shut down. It migrated to Multiply (whatever that is) and posts diewd off soon after. This was a post by the original group owner, Kerry Brunner. The gaps in the numbering are from me deleting non RR vehicles.
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Thank you for your service! I'm from Wausau, WI in the US, but sponsor the RAF ACC group on MSN. I've had an interest in the "cars" for quite a few years and would like to help you in any way possible.
First off, it seems that the early car names were prefixed "HMAC" or "His Majesty's Armoured Car". To continue the practice would be great, if your CO could be convinced - tell him "Cass" would have approved - Sqn Ldr Michael Casano, famous or infamous of No.2 ACC.
Anyway, I'll list some Rolls Royce Armoured Car names that I know of, along with the Company, where known.
1. HMAC Cleopatra - RR No.4 ACC circa early 1920s
2. HMAC Jackal - RR No.1 ACC circa late 1930s
3. Cerberus - RR No.1 ACC circa 1937
4. Superb - RR, Iraq - circa early 1920s
10. Acasta - RR
11. Adder - RR
12. Bison - RR
13. Chatham - RR
14. Cheetah - RR
15. Condor - RR
16. Desmond - RR
17. Eagle - RR
18. Explorer - RR
19. Golden Eagle - RR
20. Hawk - RR
21. Jaguar - RR
22. Orion - RR
23. Panther - RR
24. Tigris - RR, likely No.1 ACC
25. Shark - RR
26. Victory - RR
34. HMAC Terror - RR, No. 4 ACC, 1922
35. HMAC Orion - RR, No. 4 ACC, 1925
36. HMAC Cyclops - RR
37. HMAC Avenger - RR
38. HMAC Buffalo - RR No. 1 ACC
39. HMAC Conquerer - RR No. 1 ACC
40. HMAC Euphrates - RR No. 4 ACC
I hope this helps ... I'd be very interested in hearing the end result.
Dave Reed (Login dave37167) Missing-Lynx members 184.108.40.206
April 14 2010, 5:48 AM
Appreciate this. I found an old thread on the Great War Forum, and have received some info from George Bradford. Going to compare lists and award gold,silver,and bronzes(!!) based on how many times they are on the lists!! On all three, the name will definitely make my decal sheet!! On two lists, maybe....
Thanks for finding this for me!!
(Login sanguin) Missing-Lynx members 220.127.116.11
Not wire wheeled, I believe.
April 16 2010, 12:32 PM
The Australian link does not, I believe, have a name list of wire wheeled Rolls cars.
The first section of the piece is indeed about WW1, but the second section is about the late 1930s and WW2.
If you read the autobiography section of Frank Canvin, headed Rolls Royce Armoured Cars you will see that he did his vehicle training at Manston, Kent in 1936. He was then posted to the Middle East and I assume that his Rolls cars there were broad of tyre and steel of wheel by 1937. It is his list of names that he recalls and this includes some vehicles other than Rolls Royce cars. All were vehicles from his and the other Squadrons in Iraq as I read it. If any RAF Rolls cars then were still wire-wheeled in 1937 I would be surprised, I assumed that all survivors had been rebuilt and upgraded with steel wheels by then.
Some names match those on the initial list, but some others do not and yet more are not RR cars.