David Fletcher investigates the designs of Nicholas Straussler
Iunderstand that a preserved example of a Straussler armoured car still exists in Portugal and that will have to do as an existing example.
Mind you, I’ve never seen it and don’t have any first-hand knowledge of it, so I’m relying on what I’ve been told.
The Portuguese Army had three Straussler armoured cars in 1937 so it’s not impossible, but if anyone has seen it, or better still has a photograph then perhaps the editor would be interested. It’s a relevant item to feature and it would also lend a degree of verisimilitude to my ramblings.
Nicholas Straussler was Hungarian by birth. He came to Britain in 1911 and is reported to have worked for Royal Ordnance during World War One. After the war Straussler elected to stay in Britain permanently and in due course applied for British nationality.