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AEC Deacon Mark 1 6-Pounder Gun Carrier


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain & Turkey
First Produced/Service Dates: 1942
Manufactured by: Associated Equipment Company, Ltd.
Crew: 5
Armament: Main: 6-Pounder (57mm) QF Cannon
Engine: 6-Cylinder AEC A173 7.7 litre Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The AEC Deacon was built on the AEC 0853 “Matador” 4x4 Truck Chassis like the Dorchester Armored Command Vehicle.  The Deacon was designed and created by the British to quickly get as many mobile anti-tank guns into the North African campaign against the Germans as possible. Only 175 vehicles were built and used before the end of the hostilities in Africa in 1943.  The British then deemed these vehicles as obsolete with some of them converted to armored ammunition carriers and others transfered as-is to the Turkish military. 
Data Sheet: AEC Deacon Mark1 Gun Carrier by Dave Haugh

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
AEC Deacon Mark 1 Gun Carrier Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
AEC Deacon Mark 1 Gun Carrier Information Park Royal Vehicles Website

Printed

Reference Author
  "A Class Apart" (November 2016 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armored Fighting Vehicles (World War II AFV Plans) George Bradford
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Deacon MK 1 6-pounder Gun Carrier Model Kit (K113) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin
AEC Deacon Model Kit (7268) TP Model 1/72 Resin
       
Aftermarket Set Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
AEC Deacon Mark 1 Gun Carrier Model Kit (1/35 Accurate Armour) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa USA