Indian-Made Tata Armoured Vehicles In WWII, 1942 Photo

WWII Indian Made Armoured Vehicle, 1942 Photo

Old 1942 photo of Indian-made Tata Armoured Vehicles in WWII. The shipment loaded onto freight cars was en route to an unknown defence post. The armoured vehicles were from an important railway workshop. Since this was a WWII censored news photo, the exact location of the railway workshop was not revealed. Neither was it known where exactly the armoured vehicles were headed for.

According to this 1942 news clip “India is producing an ever-increasing supply of Arms for the defence of India.” These armoured vehicles were technically called Armoured Carrier Wheeled Indian Pattern (ACV-IP). Because of war shortages, England could not meet the entire military requirement of the commonwealth countries. They had in fact, encouraged the commonwealth countries to produce indigenously.

One of them was this armoured fighting carrier. They were produced by Tata Locomotive and the Railways. The ‘Tata” produced vehicles were synonymously called Tatanagar carriers. The Tatanagar carriers were in use wherever British Indian troops were based abroad. It became very popular in combat within no time. Today it may be remembered as a symbol of “Make In India” during WWII.

Read more The ww2 Indian Armoured Car.

Did you know- this special armoured carrier project took off in 1941 the funds were from the Viceroy’s war purpose fund. Many Maharajahs were asked to fund the project. 

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Acme News Photo