Lince (armored car)
|Place of origin||Italian Social Republic|
|In service||1943 - 1945|
|Used by|| Italian Social Republic
|Wars||World War II|
|Produced||1943 - 1945|
|Length||3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)|
|Width||1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Armour||14 mm maximum|
|8 mm Breda machine gun|
|350 km (220 mi)|
|Speed||85 km (53 mi)|
The Autoblinda Lince ("Lynx") was an Italian armoured 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).
These cars were employed in Italy and the Balkan for reconnaissance, escort and internal security, some being assigned to support Organisation Todt.
- Lince (Lynx) Armored Cars at wwiivehicles.com
- Lince Panzerspähwagen Lince 202(i) beatepanzer.ru
- Surviving Italian Armoured Cars (pdf)
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