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(British) Vehicle Nomenclature - 1946

by Peter Brown - Wimborne, Dorset, England

The Following is the wheeled AFV details from this publication, Code No 1609 dated 10th May 1946.

Original spelling and style is retained, such as m/m for Millimetre and the incorrect "Marmon Harrington" for Marmon Herrington. Mark numbers are Roman style. Abbreviations should be self-explanatory, apart from How for Howitzer, M.G. for machine gun, S.V. for Side Valve and O.H.V. for Overhead Valve.

The Ford Scout Car is the Lynx, and interesting to see the T17 - which was not supplied to the British - included as the Deerhound!

Inside the front cover are the notes -

1. This pamphlet shows all the types of "A" vehicles in the service other than those on the secret list

2. The object of the code in column 1 is to enable all overseas theatres who are using a mechanically operated punch-card census, to adopt uniformity. The code is built up as follows:-

(a) The first figure denotes the War Office provision branch

(b) The next three figures denote the general vehicle class

(c) The final two figures - following the "hyphen" sign - denote any sub-division of (b) above

3. The blank spaces opposite certain vehicles will be allotted code numbers at the first opportunity.

 

Code British Name and Mark Engine (gross rated horsepower) Armament Remarks

 

Armoured Cars
5200-23 AEC III 165h.p. A.E.C. A197 (Diesel) 1x75m/m, 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G  
  Coventry I 190h.p. Hercules 1x2pr., 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G.  
  Coventry II 190h.p. Hercules 1x75m/m., 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G.  
5200-01 Daimler I 95h.p. Daimler 1x2pr., 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G.  
5200-02 Daimler II 95h.p. Daimler 1x2pr., 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G. Improved gun mount, 2-speed dynamo, improved stowage
  Deerhound (T17) 220h.p. (2x110h.p.) Hercules (3xD) 1x37m/m, 2x.30-in. Browning M.Gs.  
5200-51 Fox I 97h.p. G.M. (petrol) 1x.50-in, 1x.30-in. Browning M.Gs. Canadian produced, 4-whld. drive
5200-41 Greyhound (M.8) 110h.p Hercules (3xD) 1x37m/m, 1x.30-in. Browning M.G.  
5200-13 Humber IV 90h.p. Humber 1x37m/m, 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G.  
5200-70 Marmon Harrington IV (Lt) 85h.p. Ford V.8 1x2-pr., 1x.30-in. Browning M.G. North American chassis assembled in South Africa
5200-71 Marmon Harrington IV F (med) 95h.p. Ford V.8 1x2-pr., 1x.30-in. Browning M.G. North American chassis assembled in South Africa
5200-31 Staghound I (T17 E.1) 194h.p. (2x97HP) Chevrolet 1x37m/m, 2x.30-in. Browning M.Gs.  
5200-32 Staghound II (T17 E.1) 194h.p. (2x97HP) Chevrolet 1x3-in, How, 2x.30-in. Browning M.Gs. Middle East conversion
5200-33 Staghound III (T17 E.1) 194h.p. (2x97HP) Chevrolet 1x75m/m, 1x7.92m/m Besa M.G. U.K. conversion
A.A. Armoured Cars
Code British Name and Mark Engine (gross rated horsepower) Armament Remarks

 

5220-10 Staghound A.A. (T17 E.2) 194h.p. (2x97HP) Chevrolet 2x.50-in. Browning M.Gs.  
Scout Cars
5300-04 Daimler II 70h.p. Daimler O.H.V. 1x.303-in Bren M.G. which is G1098 equipment  
5300-05 Daimler III 70h.p. Daimler O.H.V.  
5300-11 Ford I 95h.p. Ford S.V.  
5300-12 Ford II 95h.p. Ford S.V.  
5300-21 Humber I 87h.p. Humber S.V.  
5300-22 Humber II 87h.p. Humber S.V.  
Armoured Command Vehicles
Code British Name and Mark Engine (gross rated horsepower) Armament Remarks

 

5710-01 A.C.V. H.P. (A.E.C) 4x4 Mk.I 95h.p. A.E.C. A187 O.H.V. Diesel 1x.303-in Bren M.G. which is G1098 equipment W/T Sets:-1 RCA Receiver 1xNo.19. No Partition. Crew 8
5710-02 A.C.V. H.P. (A.E.C) 6x6 Mk.I 135h.p. A.E.C. A198 O.H.V. Diesel W/T Sets:- 1xNo.19, 1xNo.53. Front Compartment - staff. Rear Compartment - wireless. Crew 8
5710-11 A.C.V. L.P. (A.E.C) 4x4 Mk.I 95h.p. A.E.C. A187 O.H.V. Diesel W/T Sets:-1xNo.19HP, 1xNo.19. No partition
A.C.V. L.P. (A.E.C) 4x4 Mk.II 95h.p. A.E.C. A187 O.H.V. Diesel W/T Sets:-1xNo.19HP, 1xNo.19. Front Compartment - wireless Rear Compartment - staff
5710-12 A.C.V. L.P. (A.E.C) 6x6 Mk.I 135h.p. A.E.C. A198 O.H.V. Diesel W/T Sets:-1xNo.19HP, 1xNo.19. Front Compartment - staff. Rear Compartment - wireless

Peter Brown

July 2006