Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

An armored vehicle near General Rozanov’s residence, 1919.

Few people know this car was manufactured in Vladivostok in 1919. It was also a left-hand drive car.

The idea of using cars for military purposes appeared shortly after the first automobile was manufactured. Thus, inventor Dvinitsky brought forward his plan to equip a car with rapid-fire weapons back in 1897 but he was denied. The first armored car was manufactured in France in 1905. It was powered with a gun and its armor width was 4.5 mm.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Testing an armored vehicle. Russia, 1906.

Another war triggered an arms race. Russia began purchasing armored vehicles from overseas.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Fiat Izhorsky, 1918.

Armored vehicles and trains made both in Russia and abroad were widely used in Russia during the revolution.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

An armored vehicle near General Rozanov’s residence and American marines.

There are two points of view on the origin of these armored vehicles. They were either delivered to Russia from the USA or were manufactured at one of the shipyards of Vladivostok.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

All three armored vehicles featured the Maxim gun. They also featured solid tires which made it possible for the vehicles to run regardless of the condition of the tires.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Russian armored vehicles must have been built on the chassis by an American company Hurlburt which were often seen in the streets of Vladivostok.

In the photo: unloading Hurlburt vehicles in the port of Vladivostok.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

A Hurlburt truck in Vladivostok.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

On November 17th, 1919 there was a revolt in Vladivostok and to squash it, armored vehicles were used.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

This is the only picture proving it.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

In 1920 Rozanov was overthrown and a new government was formed.

In the photo: Lieutenant General Rozanov, 1918 (or 1919).

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

A manifestation, March 20th, 1920.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Preparing for the manifestation.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Armored vehicles used during the manifestation.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

An armored vehicle near the railway station.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Demonstrators near the railway station.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

On the right you can see the Cathedral of the Dormition.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Another manifestation near the city’s head post office. Postal and telegraph workers initiated a strike in June, 1919.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

An armored vehicle near the Committee of Inquiry.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Japanese people posing.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Citizens of Vladivostok.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

Posing again.

Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok

An armored vehicle by the Committee of Inquiry.

Location: Vladivostok

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14 thoughts on “Armored Vehicles In Vladivostok”

  1. To the American imperialists: Get out!! Do you know George III tried to persuade Catherine to send Russian troops to help smash the Colonists during the Revolutionary War and she refused (even though she hated popular rebellions)?

    • Hello (r)evolutionist:

      I believe you are correct. I wonder if you could tell me about something I heard many years ago.

      I heard that Russia also sent a fleet out to keep the other European powers (England+France) off of the Americans’ backs during the Civil War, aka the War Between the States.

      Is there any truth to this? Also, which situation do you want the “imperialists” to get out of? You were not entirely clear.

      I’ll listen to you because, you seem to have a better knowledge of history than most people who post here.

      • Afraid I don’t know details, but yes, the Russian government supported the Union over the Confederacy (once again, the Russian rulers feared insurrections!), Don (below) is correct. I was only joking about getting out (I was referring to the U.S. interventions in Vladivostok and Murmansk)… still, my point was the U.S. has always been too aggressive in imperialistic pursuits (especially during the 20th Century). Thank you for the kind words.

  2. I am not allowed a comment? I had a valid question for (r)evolutionist and it is not approved.

    I asked if The Czar had sent a fleet to dissuade outside intervention in America during the War Between the States. I had heard something of the sort and do not know if it is true or not.

    • I’m not a revolutionist,but still…
      Czar Alexander the Second was in a friendship with Lincoln. In 1863 two russian squadrons came to american Pacific and Atlantic coasts.In 1863 when happened great fire in San-Francisco rear-admiral Popov gave order to help locals. In 1964 they helped with fire in Annapolis. There was an order that if “South” will act agressive with Popov’s fleet,russian ships will fire at them. At Atlantic side there was a secret pact that if England will attack USA,the fleet of rear-admiral Stepan Lesovsky will take a part in war under command of Lincoln.

      • Wow thank you. This is a part of history that is sadly neglected in America. I think if we knew more of things like this maybe we would be better for knowing them.
        I am horrified at the gaps of ignorance found in contemporary American history.

        Where can I go to confirm and possibly get more information to write about this?

        Again, I thank you Don, with the dates you gave and other information I might be able to make an efficient web search.

        • The July/August 2012 issue of Russian Life (www.russianlife.com), page 38:
          “Abe and Alex”, excellent article on the Russian fleet being harbored at New York and why. Undoubtedly in Wikipedia as well. Russian Life is published in Vermont.

  3. Hey, that’s from my post, not from the source you provide (he reposted mine)

    http://le-professeur.livejournal.com/146025.html

  4. STory about Russian fleet harbored at New York City during the Civil War is well described in July/Aug 2012 issue of Russian Life magazine. I found the story fascinating, and yes, Americans need to be taught these historical facts.

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