Charron, Girardot et Voigt 1902
|Charron, Girardot et Voigt 1902|
The Charron, Girardot et Voigt 1902.
|Place of origin||France|
|In service||8 March 1902-|
|Manufacturer||Charron, Girardot et Voigt|
|Unit cost||45,000 Francs|
|Hotchkiss machine gun 1901|
|Engine||gasoline internal combustion engine
The Charron, Girardot et Voigt 1902 was a French armoured car (French: Automitrailleuse blindée) developed in 1902 by the company Charron, Girardot et Voigt. It was equipped with a Hotchkiss machine gun, and with 7 mm armour for the gunner.
The first fully armoured car was designed by the Georgian engineer Mikheil Nakashidze. His design for a machine gun armed vehicle with 4-8mm of armour, combat weight of 3,000kg, and a road speed of 50km/hour was accepted by the Russian War Ministry for service with the Russian Army. However, as no Russian plant was considered capable of producing the vehicle, manufacture was subcontracted to the French company Charron, Girardot et Voigt.
- Early Armoured Cars E. Bartholomew, p.4 
- Gougaud, p.11-12
- Gougaud, p.11
- Alain Gougaud L'Aube de la Gloire, Les Autos-Mitrailleuses et les Chars Français pendant la Grande Guerre, 1987, Musée des Blindés, ISBN 2-904255-02-8
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