AN ARGENTINE PANHARD

Regular Classic Military Vehicle contributor Barrimore England-Davis reports on the partial restoration of an Argentine Panhard used during the Falklands War

CMV contributor Barrimore England-Davis with the Argentine Panhard given an external restoration in time for the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict

The Falklands (undeclared) War came to a shuddering halt on June 15, 1982. British forces entered Stanley and were confronted with large numbers of surrendering Argentine troops, who had been stationed in the capital or had streamed in from surrounding positions. They soon started shedding all their non-essential equipment, literally where they stood and made quite a mess of the centre of the capital in the process. Included were several PanhardArmoured cars (AML90s to be precise), most of which were lined up on Philomel Street, the road next to the Globe Hotel.

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