Lince (armored car)

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Lancia Astura Lince (2008).jpg
Type Scout car
Place of origin Italian Social Republic Italian Social Republic
Service history
In service 1943 - 1945
Used by Italian Social Republic Italian Social Republic
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Ansaldo, Lancia
Produced 1943 - 1945
No. built 250
Weight 3,190 kg
Length 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Width 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Crew 2

Armour 14 mm maximum
8 mm Breda 38 machine gun
Engine petrol
60 hp
Suspension Wheel 4x4
350 km (220 mi)
Speed 85 km (53 mi)

The Autoblinda Lince ("Lynx") was an Italian scout car used by the Italian Social Republic between 1943-1945 during World War II. The Lince was a copy of the British Daimler Dingo and was primarily used for reconnaissance. Its armament consisted of a single 8 mm machine gun. Some 250 vehicles were built in all.

In 1943 only a single vehicle was completed but the German forces tested this prototype and ordered 300, of which 129 examples were delivered in 1944-45 and designated Panzerspähwagen Lince 202(i)[1].

These cars were employed in Italy and the Balkan for reconnaissance, escort and internal security, some being assigned to support Organisation Todt.


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