Persian Chariots

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12:48 PM - Mar 27, 2005 #1

Here's a picture from Nadir (posted on the Axishistory forums) showing some Persian armour outside a military museum in Teheran:
First in line a Czech light tank, behind in the distance to the left a Bofors 75mm mountain gun!

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Erik Ahlström
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7:26 PM - Apr 06, 2005 #2

The tanks are LT 40, but I dont have a clue what kind of gun they have used to upgun the first one.

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7:33 PM - Apr 06, 2005 #3

Here's a picture from Nadir (posted on the Axishistory forums) showing some Persian armour outside a military museum in Teheran:
First in line a Czech light tank, behind in the distance to the left a Bofors 75mm mountain gun!

Enjoy,
Nuyt
its a TNH wich is nearly the same as LT 40 but not quite.
After examining the "gun" and its mount and comparing to other photos its clear that they have turned the turret a bit and mounted what I think is a "dummy" gun in the turretmachineguns ballmount.

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7:18 PM - Apr 21, 2005 #4

Here's a picture from Nadir (posted on the Axishistory forums) showing some Persian armour outside a military museum in Teheran:
First in line a Czech light tank, behind in the distance to the left a Bofors 75mm mountain gun!

Enjoy,
Nuyt
In the mid 1930s the Marmon-Herrington company designed and built on the request of the Persian Army these 12 armoured cars fitted with a Landsverk type turret and Bofors 37mm gun. Yhis ad can be found on:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marmon-Herrington

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7:28 PM - Apr 21, 2005 #5

Here's a picture from Nadir (posted on the Axishistory forums) showing some Persian armour outside a military museum in Teheran:
First in line a Czech light tank, behind in the distance to the left a Bofors 75mm mountain gun!

Enjoy,
Nuyt
From the tanks! website, the caption says its a AHVI.
What's that machinegun, some ZB type, from Czechoslovakia as well?
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Erik Ahlström
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9:02 PM - Apr 22, 2005 #6

No its not a Praga AH-VI, not even a AH-IV, its the same as on the other photos, a Praga TNH. According to the polish booklet Militaria 116 Persia bought 26 of these (other users were Peru, Switzerland and Slovakia). Persia also bought 48 Praga AH-IV (other users were Sweden, Rumania and Ethiopia).

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7:36 AM - Apr 23, 2005 #7

Wow, thanks for that, did not know!
Did they use them during the invasion by the Italians?
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Erik Ahlström
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8:49 AM - Apr 23, 2005 #8

No, They bought them after WW II!!! In 1948 Ethiopia bought 20 AH-IV-Hb. This is most intertesting when one consider the huge amount of cheap AFVs for sale after WW II. One reason for Ethiopia buying these "tankettes" may have been their close ties with Sweden and since we used the AH-IV Sthis may have helped....

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9:27 AM - Apr 23, 2005 #9

Thanks, that may also explain the arming of the Ethiopian UN unit to Katanga with Swedish built Unimog-Landsverk armoured cars!
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6:32 PM - Apr 24, 2005 #10

In the mid 1930s the Marmon-Herrington company designed and built on the request of the Persian Army these 12 armoured cars fitted with a Landsverk type turret and Bofors 37mm gun. Yhis ad can be found on:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Marmon-Herrington

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Nuyt
from M-H brochure 1934 (12 were delivered):

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