Originally Posted by Zathros
It would seem crazy to make an armored vehicle out of a Rolls Royce, but they were so reliable, one wonders why did they not use more, if in a dire situation. Very cool pics, for sure!
There was even the moon car that the IRA used there is do very little evidence of what they done to alter the car they seem to added some frame to fit two lewis machineguns to it and some steel to the back all that is known
Although hampered by incomplete records, long and extensive research has established the fact that the car in question was a Silver Ghost tourer, built some time between 1915 and 1920 and originally supplied to the family that owned the Clark Tobacco Company in Southern Ireland, who lived in the Macroom district of County Cork.
A thick steel plate was fitted to the rear passenger compartment, to which were bolted twin Lewis machine guns, and the bodywork was strengthened with armour plating. Its firepower and speed made it a serious force to be reckoned with. In sporadic raids against the military over a long period of time it was used almost entirely during the hours of darkness, thus earning its sobriquet ‘the Moon Car’, among those who observed it.