Monday, March 23, 2009

Live sprue photos Rolls Royce British Armoured Car 1920 1/35 Roden 801

So! Here we go!
Rolls Royce British Armoured Car 1920 1/35 Roden 801
Kit contait plastic parts, decals and gum tyres.

Retail Price is approx 37-45US$
Cheapest price I found was on
And photos of sprues we have taken from this shop too, because there is no more photos on internet at the moment.

Molds looks good and good detailed. I believe that this should be very successful kit from Roden.
There is first their vehilce kit in 1/35.
At first look this Rolls Royce AC is ugly car.

A history of the armored car would be a multitude of sites related to his long and varied service in the British armed forces, and it is connected, strangely enough, with the airline. At the beginning of the First World War, the British military government their thoughts on the need to protect the newly-built airports against their suddenly overwhelmed by enemy troops. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAs) are suggested to the Admiralty that a special armored cars, which are not only defensive functions, but also as a necessary support Army units in combat, and perform tasks communications and transport. In short, the Air Division of the Admiralty, the overtures to a company in the automotive industry, Rolls-Royce, the production of cars for over ten years.
In 1906 this company was the highly successful Silver Ghost, which continue to be built from the factory, while the war was already underway. Admiralty engineers developed an original armored deck just for the Silver Ghost chassis, which appeared to be successful in every respect. In December 1914 the first three cars were in the army. A rotating tower with a Vickers machine gun was on top of the armored body. Broadly, the draft proved to be exactly what was wanted, and soon the Motor Company a new order for additional cars.
With the onset of physical fighting on the Western Front soldiers were in the armored car. However, the idea of sending the car into battle, what Featured impassable mud for kilometers to miles, was intimidating from the start. The suspension of the fragility of these cars with an armored shell would never be able to survive in these conditions. The active military service this car into the ditch war was over before it had begun. Yet the war quickly spread from Europe to other regions of the world. The Middle East and Africa, where the war began for the possession of the German colonies, were the most promising for the application of the fast and relatively well-protected armored car.
Instead of guarding airfields in the area of Misty Albion, six squadrons of the newly formed Royal Naval Air Service on the hot and dusty deserts of North Africa and the Turkish province of Gallipoli, where the fighting has already been a few times. These cars were very useful weapons, and even the end of the First World War is not a point on her career. In 1920, she was the first modernization. And four years later, another. Elegant on a car, but worse than useless for a military armored car, said the wheels were against those with Full Metal disks. The shape of the tower was for an open top, and instead of a gun Vickers, a young anti-tank rifle and a Bren light machine gun were installed. There was also a smoke grenade launcher.
In the 1920s, these vehicles continue to participate in armed service in the colonies of Great Britain in cooperation with the airline, local suppression of uprisings by unarmed colonial tribes and employment in Europe has been found for them, the days of civil war in Ireland if the British government has undertaken several armored vehicles to the Irish government to the attacks by Irish Republican Army. These vehicles, with their active service until 1944 and was retired only through the full wear out of their parts.
One of the cars in the hands of one of the most well-known eccentric historical figures of the 20th Century, Lawrence of Arabia, his armored car was designed by him during his guerrilla activities and other adventures in the Middle East. During the thirties came to its end and there was a smell of war in the air. There was extensive modernization in Europe, and also in the arms of the British Army. At that time about a hundred armored vehicles were in service in the colonies. The majority (over 70) of them were in North Africa, where it soon before the Italian troops. Some others were in India, carrying out raids in the territory of neighboring Burma.
Today, some original armored vehicles of this type are in different countries around the world. They were very valuable private property for a long time, and remind us of the old days, when the first motorized blundering constructions, against a weak opponent of firearms, allowing rapid development of military technical idea and led to the emergence of more modern weapons in the mobile future.