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Ever wonder what the first modern armored military vehicle was? Was it the tank, which first appeared in 1916? Or maybe the armored car, which first appeared in 1902? Not at all. It was an armored road train, a tractor and several trailers, all armored, which were sent to South Africa to protect supply columns in the Second Boer War. The armored road train first appeared in 1899, three years before various British and French designers introduced their earliest attempts at armored cars.
This booklet details the concepts of military tractors and armored railroad equipment, both predecessors to the road train, as well as the brief military history of the Fowler equipment during the Boer War.
As usualy, this book includes appendices with statistical data compatible with D20 Modern, Spycraft 2.0, and Savage Worlds.