February 14, 2014 by dracs
Warlord Games have officially released their Dad’s Army Home Guard box set, but this isn’t the only thing they have to help defend the shores of England. Hop into the new Armadillo improvised armoured transport!
The Armadillo was an armoured fighting vehicle produced in Britain during the invasion crisis of 1940-1941. Based on a number of standard lorry chassis, it comprised a wooden fighting compartment protected by a layer of gravel filling the walls of the ‘fort’ and a driver’s cab protected by mild steel plates. Armadillos were used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) to protect aerodromes and by the Home Guard. – Warlord Games
Despite the serious fears and needs which led to the creations of these vehicles, I can’t help but feel that there is something charmingly eccentric about them. If Captain Mainwaring’s men didn’t already have an iconic vehicle of their own I could definitely see them wheeling around in one of these.
Fancy hitching a ride in one of these?