2 Fife and Forfar Yeomanry - Daimler Steyrs

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by Swiper, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Going through the WDs for 2 FFY it is clear they had two Daimler Steyrs, far more associated with the Germans than the British.

    “No more temperamental vehicles exist. When it is particularly necessary that a Daimler Steyr should function, it invariably produces from its engine, not power but series of explosions of no propulsive value.”

    Thus I wondered, how did the British come into possession of Steyrs in early 1940?
  2. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    Were they possibly former experimental vehicles that were trialled for the RAF? This was 1940 after all - anything goes if it moves. Have you identified a picture perhaps?
  3. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about the pre-war Steyr 100/200 family runarounds?
    I imagine there was more than 2 in the country...
  4. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Apologies for not being clearer (thought it was) these were Daimler Steyr armoured cars.

    Sadly no pictures, just plenty of rather irate comments by the War Diarist.
  5. DTD21

    DTD21 Member

    Presumably then they were similar (mechanically at least) to the ADGZ armoured cars which German forces took over from the Austrians after the Anschluss.

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