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Japanese Navy Crossley armored car in Shanghai, China, 1930s

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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 1 Jul 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 May 2016 11:59:45 AM


Pre-war Japanese Armored Car I6AI assigned to
Japanese Naval Landing Forces, also operated by the Imperial Japanese Army in China. Twelve vehicles were imported from England and later used in the Shanghai Incident file photo shows Imperial Japanese Navy vehicle.


The Dowa Automobile Company later built the vehicle based on the British Crossley design in Japanese service, the vehicle was the M-25 it was also used in Manchuria.


The M-25 was armed with 2 x 7.7mm machine guns mounted, in a rotating turret, crewed by (4)
men, powered by 1 x 50hp gas engine with a top speed of 60km/h. weight 7.5 tons


Crowd Control: The vehicle could be electrified, to keep large crowds away. How many volts were generated isn't known, but I'm sure it gave some people a real jolt.
Did you know that you can buy a 1/35 scale model of the M-25 in Japanese service the kit isn't cheap $$$$ and is produced by Pit Road Model Kits...

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