WWI Garford-Putilov Armoured Car Mannesmann-Mulago Paper Model Free Download

WWI Garford-Putilov Armoured Car Mannesmann-Mulago Paper Model Free Download

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WWI Garford-Putilov Armoured Car Mannesmann-Mulago Paper Model Free DownloadThis paper model is a Garford-Putilov Armoured Car Mannesmann-Mulago, a type of armoured fighting vehicle produced in Russia during the First World War era, created by Robototehnik, and the scale is in 1:50.

There are other two Garford-Putilov Armoured Car paper models on the site: WWI Garford-Putilov Armoured Car Paper Model Ver.1 and Ver.2.

With the outbreak of World War I, the army, through the newly formed GVTU, tried to press on the burgeoning domestic industry to produce armored vehicles. On September 19, 1914, the first armored division of the Russian Imperial Army was created. This was the 1st Armored Cars Company, staffed entirely by domestic vehicles like the “Russo-Balt type C“, with heavier fire support provided by three trucks carrying guns. One of these, the “Mannesmann-Mulago”, was armored. In action, it demonstrated the high relevance and effectiveness of gun-armed armored vehicles, but also revealed the numerous shortcomings of such a conversion. Indeed the body armor was far from complete and the exposed gun was only protected by a traditional shield. Nevertheless, the GVTU decided that the formation of new platoons will include in their composition more technically advanced armored trucks.

The design process began in the fall of 1914 at the Putilov factory. Initiator and inspirer of the project was a Major-General N. Filatov, which then held the post of Chief Officer of the Infantry school. In his mind, this armored truck was supposed to strengthen the quality of armored cars platoons on the battlefield. He also personally drafted the future armored vehicles of the Russian Army. [Source: Tanks Encyclopedia]

You can download this papercraft model template here: WWI Garford-Putilov Armoured Car Mannesmann-Mulago Paper Model Free Download [Box] [Gavitex]

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