Colors And Markings Of White Tanks

British tanks arrived in Russia painted dark green however, recent research at the Tank Museum indicates that many of those coming directly from France would have been khaki brown. Wrangel had one detachment of tanks in protective color according to one White veteran. British tanks bore Royal Tank Corps identification stripes of white-red-white placed vertically on the front sides or horns. Photos also depict the Whippets with vertical red-white-red-white-red stripes 011 the front and rear...

Introduction

Volunteer Army

Armored cars Zhorki, Vigilant , Smelyi, Brave and Moguchi, Mighty , 2nd Armored Car Detachment, 2nd Armored Car Divizion, General Baron Peter Wrangel's Caucasian Army, Armed Forces of South Russia. All vehicles were Russian Austin third production series dispatched from Great Britain and disembarked on 25 April 1919 in the port of Novorossisk. Each flies the Russian national tricolor flag of blue, red and white and bears the Volunteer Army chevron on the armored doors in the same colors....

White and Allied

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Index

Figures in bold refer to illustrations Alekseev, General M.V. 7. IS Archangel 7, 14, 33, 34 armored cars Armed Forces of.South Rtis.su AFSR 8-9 Austin third series 3, 5, 6. 6, 7. 8 strengths and weaknesses 6-7 Volunteer Army 7-8. 44, A2 White Army 4-f gt . 7 armored trains Ainriu.m 24 armaments 22-3. 24, 33 Armed Forces ol South Russi t AFSR 24-5 British 23. 24 colors and markings 40 command trains 40, 10. 41 crews 23 Volunteer Army 35-6, 38-9. 44. 45. 111. 47. Fl. F2. Gl White Army 20, 39...

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D Mark V Composite Tank No 9358

6 Front Hotchkiss machine gun mount 8 Front superstructure cab upper hatch 11 Driver's window flap securing chain 17 Engine compartment hinged sidewalls 26 Right port side doors under machine-gun sponson 36 Return roller with track guide rings 47 Roller with track guide rings 56 Engine hand-starter crank stand 60 Gun sponson machine gun ball mount 62 Pistol grip gun handle and tngger 64 Munitions storage under gun mount

Specifications

Volentair Army

Crew Eight commander, driver, six gunners Power-to-weight ratio 5.2 horsepower per ton Width for conveyance by rail approximately 8ft 9in. Engine Ricardo. six-cylinder inline. 150hp at 1,200rpm Transmission four forward gears, one reverse Petrol capacity 93 Imperial gallons Petrol consumption 2 Imperial gallons per mile Gun 6-pdr 23-cal. Q.F. quick firing Hotchkiss gun 183-shell and 24-case shot in storage Gun traverse 100 degrees Gun depression elevation -15 to 25 degrees Machine guns Five 8mm...

Colors And Markings Of White Armored Cars And Trains

Improvised Command Car

Few troops in the field religiously followed the handful of official regulations governing the markings of armored units. Great variation occurred, but at the same time patterns that reflected traditions and commonlv held values were maintained. Most White armored trains were painted dark olive, dark green, or gray, although instances of khaki and even black are not unknown. Kalmykov's train, the Kalmykovets, had one camouflaged command wagon as did at least one other photographed White train...

Armored Locomotive

Armored Locomotive

White armored train, Rostov-on-Don, 1919. Sources indicate this train may be either the General Drozdovsky, or a Don Cossack train. The lettering, apparently in black along the side of the first wagon, is indecipherable. Kolomiets White armored train, Rostov-on-Don, 1919. Sources indicate this train may be either the General Drozdovsky, or a Don Cossack train. The lettering, apparently in black along the side of the first wagon, is indecipherable. Kolomiets British identification colors of...

White Armored Trains

Usa Civil War Armoured Train

Russia possessed 37,000 miles 60,000km of railway track, the majority being five-loot gauge, at the end of 1917. The Russian Army had used several armored trains in World War I. but these fell to the Reds, Ukrainians and Central Powers during the Bolshevik Revolution. The Whites on all fronts began with nothing. The Whiles had no specific standard configuration for their armored trains. Most trains had to be captured from the Reds and modified, using available armaments and materials, while the...

White And Allied Tanks In Russia

Russian Reds Versus Whites Photos

The Russians became interested in acquiring tanks after the British successfully employed them on the Western Front in 1916. Shortly before the October Revolution, the Russian Technical Commission in London partly prepaid an order for British tanks, after having noted their essential superiority over the lighter French models. None arrived before the descent into civil war. Four models of tanks three British, one French participated in the Russian Civil War the heavy Mark V, the Medium Mark A,...

Bibliography

Armored Train Russian Civil War

Armored train General Shkuro, named for General Andrei Grigorevich Shkuro of the elite White Wolves Kuban Cossacks. According to Major Williamson, artillery inspector attached to the British Military Mission, Shkuro's command train had a pack of wolves pursuing prey painted on the side. The insignia on the center of this wagon appears to have a wolf's head facing right and surmounting two crossed flags, colors unknown. The Reds captured this train in November 1919, during the massed cavalry...

Color Plate Commentary

Renault Armored Car

Machine-gun wagon of United Russia, Southern Front. Note Volunteer Army chevron on side red-blue-white from bottom to top and the Russian tricolor flag to the right. On the top of the wagon are two machine-gun turrets and commander's turret. Note machine-gun shields and older cyrillic letters in white. Kolomiets A1 DON COSSACK ARMORED CAR MEDVEDITSA, SUMMER 1919 This car was named in honor of the village of Ust-Medved-itskaia, which rose against the Reds in spring 1919. This Austin first series...