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Armored Automobiles of the Russian Civil War

by Tom Hillman 
 

Table of contents

Introduction    6

Part I    7
Early Organization and Tactics of Armored Cars     7
Tactics      8
Considerations for Wargaming Armored Cars       14
Red Guard, Red Army    15
The Bolsheviks Takeover: November 1917 toMarch 1918     16
Birth of the Red Army: March toDecember 1918    20
Total War: 1919 – Battles of Orel and Petrograd     22
The Year 1920 – Soviet Polish War and Battle of Kahhovha    26
Volunteer Army and Armed Forces of South Russia    32
Volunteer Army in the 1st and 2nd Kuban March    33
Growth into the AFSR, Defending the Don Basin and Offensive Spring 1919    34
Battle of Orel and the Downfall of the AFSR    38
All-Mighty Army of the Don     43
Kuban Army    46
Russian Army    47
Reorganizing the remains of the AFSR     47
Securing the Crimea and Breakout    48
Kuban Landing and the Battle of Kakhovka    50
Perekop and the End     53
North And North-West White Armies     55
East and Siberia    57
Czechoslovak Legion    58
German Army    61
French Army    63
Polish Army    64
Latvia    69
Lithuania    70
Estonia    71
Ukraine    74
Finland    76
Georgian Democratic Republic    77
Azerbaijan Republic    77
Republic of Armenia    77

Part II    78
Armored Automobile “Kornilovets”    78
Armored Automobile “Vityaz”    81
On the Armored Car 'Verni”    83
On the Armored Car 'Verni" Part Ii (Continuation)    93

Part III    104
The Armored Cars Of "Armored Automobiles"    104
Austin Mk.1 or Series 1     104
Austin Series 2     105
Austin 3rd Series     106
Garford Armored Car    106
Izhorski "Fiat"    111
Lanchester     112
Peerless Anti-Aircraft Armored Cars     114
Putilov Austin    115
Sheffield-Simplex and Army Motor Lorry      117
Ehrhardt E-V/4 1917 Armoured Car    119
Ford Tfc (Ft-B) Armored Car    121

Appendix 1: Armored Car Imports:Production 1914–1920    123
Appenidix 2: RCW Armored Car Kits    124
Appendix 3: Painting And Suggested Paint Colors     125
Primary References    127
 
  
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