Sunday, June 28, 2015

Weapons Of The Irish Civil War - Rolls Royce Armoured Car

In the Irish civil war (1922–1923), 13 Rolls-Royce armoured cars were given to the Irish Free State government by the British government to fight the  Anti Treaty IRA They were a major advantage to the Free State in street fighting and in protecting convoys against guerrilla attacks and played a vital role part in the retaking of  Cork and Waterford. Incredibly, despite continued maintenance problems and poor reaction to Irish weather, they continued in service until 1944, being withdrawn once new tyres became unobtainable. Twelve of the Irish examples were stripped and sold in 1954


  1. Impressive vehicle. Nice to see it functional as well.

  2. Love this kind of vehicle...

  3. A great device.
    Tyres lack of a bad thing.
    The first video is really good
    The third goes high speed
    Same features can be found in Lanchester car tower