Eric Bryan recounts the history of the Csaba armoured car
Born in Hungary, Nicholas Straussler (1891- 1966) was an engineer and inventor who lived and studied in England in the interwar period. Straussler travelled often between England and Hungary during 1928-33, and became a British citizen in 1933. In 1932 he developed the AC1, an experimental armoured car for the Air Ministry, and in 1933 established Straussler Mechanisation Ltd for designing and building his vehicles and inventions. He had the AC1 prototype made by the Weiss Manfred Rt factory in Csepel, Hungary, and then delivered to England. The AC1 was a 4x4 with a rear-mounted engine and all-wheel steering.