Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions - Armoured car

Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions - Armoured car

The design for the armoured car features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.

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Armoured car

Armoured car (around 1485)

The idea of using covered war chariots dates back to the ancient world. Engineers of the Renaissance rediscovered this topic.
One of Leonardo's best known projects was also a covered military chariot. It features the most important military requirements: reliability, portability and great firepower.

Construction

  • open turret
  • case
  • ladder
  • support structure of the cannons
  • barrel
  • support ring
  • wheel
  • drive mechanism
  • chassis

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