White-Laffly chassis

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White-Laffly chassis

Joined: April 21st, 2009, 12:07 pm

June 16th, 2010, 6:59 am #1

I have been working on a scratchbuilt model of the White-Laffly 50AM armoured car, and I'm running into problems with the chassis and suspension. The photos I have only provide small glimpses of this area, but I can see that the fairly generic suspension I had been building is quite inaccurate, particularly at the front end.

These armoured cars were built during WW I on the chassis of White trucks (2 1/2 ton?) supplied by the U.S., and later modernised with pneumatic tyres and French Laffly engines. I have one reference that states that the rear wheels were made steerable on the armoured car, though this was not the case on the original truck. I was wondering if there's anyone who has some info that might help me out.

Cheers,
Adam C.
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Joined: March 21st, 2004, 11:17 pm

June 16th, 2010, 10:42 pm #2

War Wheels. net It has info plus links that may be of use.
Paul
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Joined: April 21st, 2009, 12:07 pm

June 17th, 2010, 2:30 am #3

Thanks, Paul,

War Wheels does have a certain amount of info about this vehicle, but not the specific details I'm looking for.
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