F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

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F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Luftflotte2 » 20 Feb 2016 04:59

Hopefully this is the right place for this. It seems like this is a F.A.I. armored car on display along with a BT-5. Location is San Sebastián.
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Re: F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Ironmachine » 20 Feb 2016 18:08

The building is the Gran Kursaal of San Sebastian, where an exhibition of war materiel captured from the enemy was inaugurated in August 1938. Some important pieces in display during the exhibition are not present, so perhaps the picture was taken some time later, after some materiel was moved to other places.
By the way, this particular model of armoured car is usually known as "Blindado Constructora-Field".

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Re: F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Luftflotte2 » 21 Feb 2016 07:48

Thank you for the information. This vehicle is very unique! Is there information on how many of this type were built?

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Re: F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Ironmachine » 21 Feb 2016 17:21

This is a "Blindado Field" (sometimes called "Federal") nº 2 (that is, the second model built by in the Constructora Field Factory). Apparently, there were 5 vehicles built of this model.

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Re: F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Luftflotte2 » 21 Feb 2016 23:54

Very neat. Thank you.

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Re: F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Luftflotte2 » 13 Jun 2016 18:11

Two abandoned United Brothers of the Proletariat armored cars photographed by a member of Legion Condor.

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Re: F.A.I. Armored Car On Display

Postby Javichu » 21 Jun 2016 13:40

Nice pictures of two Somua-Naval trucks. Built by Sociedad Española de Construcción Naval using SOMUA chasis originally intended to be used for building Barcelona City buses.
23 is "El Buque Fantasma" (Ghost Ship)and I think it was lost/abandoned near Santander. The top view is quite interesting because I think several models of this APC were used: Front, middle and rear turreted.


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