Eight-wheeler

Dave Fletcher recounts the history of the Panhard EBR series armoured cars

Not a very good picture but it’s the only one we have of Panhard 201 before it was buried in the Sahara Desert
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The Panhard EBR has its origins in a pre-war design, the Panhard 201 with a 37mm gun. It was an eight-wheeled vehicle which could run as a long wheelbase four-wheeler if the wheels on the second and third axles, were raised clear of the ground. These intermediate wheels were steel rimmed and designed to be lowered for cross-country operation.

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