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The oldest active-service military vehicle in the world

Irish Army’s armored Rolls-Royce is a Ghost of battles past



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Thread title is very misleading.

That is not on ACTIVE service.
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I like the photo in the link that shows the Irish Army's entire armoured force.
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Thread title is very misleading.

That is not on ACTIVE service.
Did you bother to read the article?

"Owing to the rules of the Irish Army, Sliabh no mBan must remain on active duty in order to receive the funding necessary to keep her rolling. She is thus no museum piece, but a fully functioning weapon, subject to all the same requirements as any of the other tanks or armored cars in the Irish Army’s motor pool."
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I like the photo in the link that shows the Irish Army's entire armoured force.
Ireland has an army? Where'd they find sober men for it...?
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"Owing to the rules of the Irish Army, Sliabh no mBan must remain on active duty in order to receive the funding necessary to keep her rolling. She is thus no museum piece, but a fully functioning weapon, subject to all the same requirements as any of the other tanks or armored cars in the Irish Army’s motor pool."
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Would the armour on that have been able to stop a contemporary (ww1 tech) machine gun bullet at close range?
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Would the armour on that have been able to stop a contemporary (ww1 tech) machine gun bullet at close range?
Yes and no. Yes to a single round but if enough rounds hit the same patch in rapid succession transfered kinetic energy would heat the armour to the point where it became soft and further rounds would penetrate. There are accounts of this happening to WW1 British tanks
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Ireland has an army? Where'd they find sober men for it...?
MM is in the reserves...............
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MM is in the reserves...............
Question remains.
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Would the armour on that have been able to stop a contemporary (ww1 tech) machine gun bullet at close range?
Going from the grill cover it doesn't look to be more than about 4mm. I think it would be very iffy that it would stop a round fired from 90 degrees left or right.
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are ships vehicles? if so there's a much older active military vehicle in boston...
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are ships vehicles? if so there's a much older active military vehicle in boston...
Definition of vehicle

1 :a means of carrying or transporting something planes, trains, and other vehicles : such as



Ironsides might be stretching a bit.
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This one should count:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia...e_ship_Kommuna
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If one takes the conventional view a vehicle has wheels then the 13 pdr limbers still in service with the RHA are older vehicles. These date back to 1914 whereas the solid wheels of the RR indicate that it is the 1920 version
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