Armored Train of the Foreign Legion

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Armored Train of the Foreign Legion
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Active 1948
Country  France
Branch France French Army
Size 100
Engagements First Indochina War

The Armored Train of the Foreign Legion was a detachment of the soldiers from the French Foreign Legion formed in French Indochina to deal with ambushes by the Vietminh.

Overview[edit]

The Armored Train of the Foreign Legion was tasked with providing supplies to the French forces in Indochina. It was responsible for protecting the Transindochinois line.

Organization[edit]

The Armored Train of the Foreign Legion operated trains consisting of the following.

  • 2 Locomotives
  • 1 Command car
  • 8 Combat cars
  • 2 Engineering cars: These cars held rails and equipment for quickly repairing portions of destroyed track.
  • 1 infirmary car
  • 2 pilot cars: These cars were pushed in front of the train in order to detonate any mines before the rest of the train might be struck.

See also[edit]

Armored train