Monday, January 15, 2018

Simms motor scout autocar finished

Took a bit longer then I wished but the Simms Motor scout autocar is done.

bit of background: 
Motor Scout was the first armed petrol engine powered vehicle ever built. It still had pedal power so making it a armed Spartamet.
Inventor F R Simms in build this machine in 1898, of course he was British as the Brits love these sort of weird stuff. He mounted a early Maxim, still with brass barrel above the front wheels of a quadricycle with its readily accessed 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The driver operated the machine gun. A gun shield was placed in front of the scout autocar for the drivers protection. A one and a half horsepower Simms' Patent Automatic Petrol Motor with Simms magneto-electric ignition was fitted and the standard tank carried enough fuel for 120 miles. The Motor Scout was convertible to a two-seated quadricycle. The quadricycle was also available without the gun for non-military purposes as a two-seated vehicle for £120.















thanks for watching and feel free to comment
Patrick Mondria