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1932 Wijnman Armoured Car 'Koekblikje' on Morris-Commercial CS 15-cwt 6x4 chassis

1932 Wijnman Armoured Car 'Koekblikje' in A Decade to Remember: The 1930s, Documentary, 2007

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle — Model origin: NL

1932 Wijnman Armoured Car 'Koekblikje' on Morris-Commercial CS 15-cwt 6x4 chassis

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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stronghold EN

2008-01-22 16:20

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Alexander DE

2008-01-22 19:28

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It is an armoured car (Pantserwagen) of the Dutch Army built 1932 in three examples on Morris-Commercial CS 15-cwt 6x4 chassis. They were named 'Bison', 'Buffel' and 'Wisent'.
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The little information I found is that the armoured body was made at the Hemburg factory after a plan of J.Wijnman, an army captain, and were known as the Wijnman armoured cars. They got the nickname 'Koekblikjes' (biscuitboxes) and were used by the military police.

DynaMike NL

2008-01-22 20:09

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I suppose 'Hemburg' should be 'Hembrug', a train bridge on the north-west of Amsterdam, crossing the Noordzeekanaal, the canal connecting Amsterdam with the Northsea. Nowadays there is a tunnel for the trains, and still a ferry for cars. Next to this bridge was the Dutch Ford factory as well.

DynaMike NL

2008-01-22 20:11

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'Koekblikjes' is plural, I guess it would be just singular: 'Koekblikje'.

Alexander DE

2008-01-22 21:12

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Thanks, Mike, you are right, it should be 'Hembrug', even though both sources I used wrote it wrong. It is the old (founded 1679!) De Nederlandsche machinefabriek 'Artillerie-Inrichtingen' (A.I.) and after moving to new premises close to a swing bridge across the North-Sea Canal named Hembrug the factory was also known by that name. It still exists today: http://hembrug.nl/page.asp

... and yes, it is just one 'Koekblikje' ... ;)

DynaMike NL

2008-01-22 21:16

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It does look like a biscuitbox, doesn't it? :)

Edit: and as you know: in Holland, biscuits are kept in a tin box, and we offer just ONE biscuit every time you visit us...

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DynaMike NL

2008-01-22 21:29

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1679 was shortly after the third war with England (1672-1674) and in those days we had to fight in the Mediterranean, the East Sea and the Caribic... Enough reason to start a factory of war material... I do not know but I wouldn't be surprised if there is some relationship between A.I. and the trucks and buses built by Kromhout. I should ask a friend of mine who is related to the Goedkoop/Kromhout dynasty.

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