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Beaverette Mark 3 (Beaverbug 1)

Light Armored Car

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1940?
Manufactured by: Standard Motor Company
Crew: 2 or 3
Armament: Turret: (1) Bren .303 or (2) .303 Vickers "K" Machine Guns
Engine: 4 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle was the third in the series of Beaverette Light Armored Cars.  The Beaverettes were designed as a stop-gap measure by the British to replace the armored vehicles lost during the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940.  These vehicles were primarily built to defend Royal Air Force Air Fields and did so throughout the war.  The Beaverette Mark 3 was the first of the vehicle series to have a fully enclosed hull and turret.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Beaverette 3 Light Armored Car Photos  (Photos taken a the Imperial War Museum - Duxford) John Harris - Essex, UK
Beaverette 3 Light Armored Car Photos (Photo taken a the Imperial War Museum - Duxford) Patrick Keenan - Editor
  Beaverette 3 Light Armored Car Photo (Photo taken a the Imperial War Museum - Duxford) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Beaverette 3 Light Armored Car Photos Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks

  "Standard Beaverette" (September 2014 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Phil Homer
"Standard (MK 3) Beaverette" (April 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Beaverette MK. 3 Model Kit Extra Tech Accessories 1/72  
Beaverette MK. 3 Model Kit Firing Line 1/76  
Beaverette MK. 3 Airfield Defence Vehicle Model Kit FlightPath Products 1/48  
Beaverette MK. 3 Airfield Defence Vehicle Model Kit FlightPath Products 1/76  
Beaverette MK. 3 Airfield Defence Vehicle Model Kit (IMA0935) International Models of Asia (IMA) 1/35 Resin
       
Aftermarket Detail Sets Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
1/35 IMA Beaverette Mark 3 Model Photos Mark Armstrong - La Crescenta, California USA