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Italy's Lince armored cars

Design

The Lince was a close copy of the British Dingo based on ones captured in the summer of 1941.

Production

  • Lince: 250
    • Production: 1943 - ?

Usage

Used by the Republica Sociale Italiana in Northern Italy after the armistice.

Specifications

  Lince (Lynx)
Crew 2
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 7,033 lb
3.14 tons
Length 10' 7"
3.82 m
Height 5' 3.5"
1.65 m
Width 5' 9 .5"
1.75 m
Ground clearance 0.3 m
Armament  
Main 1: Breda 8 mm, 8 mm Breda 38
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 30
Hull Top 5
Hull Bottom 4
Engine (Make / Model) Lancia 8V
Net HP 85 @ 1,500 rpm
Performance  
Speed - Road 86 kph
Range - Road 300 - 350 km

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Italian Armoured & Reconnaissance Cars 1911-45, Filippo Cappellano and Pier Paolo Battistelli, 2018
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site