Armour is great especially WW2 German , but its specialised , transporting , maintaining and above all running armoured vehicles is specialised, very specialised , if a person was to have armour then they would be best to set up a club around that vehicle or vehicles and focus that club on getting those vehicles to shows , displays , reenactments etc and that group would be best to focus on running and maintaining the vehicle / vehicles . I seen some groups in Uk/ US who had a replica tiger or half tracks etc and the group was built around those vehicles then .
If like us our group specialised in kradschutzen / aufklarung . (light recon) vehicles then we are better to keep focused on the bikes / sidecars and light vehicles , easy to move around , easy at times to maintain , cheap enough to run and like us we use them for weekends , touring , spins and film work . No major headaches , they can be trailered to shows or ridden and we get real use from them .Big differenc when it comes to having big heavy trailers and big pulling vehicles , Next time your at a show ask any of the guys who have armour and im sure they know better than anyone the huge logistics of it all and the cost factor , its a labour of love ..
We tried mixing it with light and heavy vehicles for years and in the end it became a huge logistical headache . I have an armoured french vehicle , Panhard AML60 , heavy , about 5 miles to a gallon , so its expensive to move and requires alot of heavy work when problems arise so take it from me ,we have seen all sides of vehicles light and heavy .
So thats the thing with armour versus light vehicles , it speaks for itself , Go light or go heavy , but dont mix it