The whole of the vehicle is encased in armour-plating impervious to rifle and machine-gun fire.
"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" by Frederick A. Talbot
Some, placing their sons and sires and friends and brothers (on vehicles) and taking off their armour, were seen washing them with water.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
But the idea of an armoured vehicle was good and a good idea is never entirely lost.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
A column of Russian armoured vehicles moves towards the Roki tunnel on the border with Russia as they leave South Ossetia on August 23, 2008.
Better protection systems based on a range of new technologies are helping to keep armoured vehicles in the fight.
Police with armoured vehicles have been protecting the electoral commission offices.
A Canadian armoured vehicle is loaded in a C-17 military transport aircraft at Kandahar airbase in Afghanistan, July 16, 2011.
Harper's motorcade in India includes two Canadian armoured vehicles.
Lebanese army soldiers on their armoured vehicle return fire during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in the Sunni Muslim-dominant neighbourhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon December 4, 2012 REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim.