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Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car

 

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Daimler
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 2 pdr.; Co-Axial: Besa 7.92mm MG.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The Daimler 2 had improvements made to the vehicle and differed slightly from the Daimler Mark 1.  Some of the improvements included a new welded turret, a modified gun mantlet/mount, new radiator and the addition of a driver's escape hatch.
Data Sheet Available: Daimler Mark 2 Data Sheet from Dave Haugh.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Daimler Mark 1 or 2 Armored Car Photo Imperial War Museum
  Daimler Mark 1 or 2 Armored Car (Without Turret) Photo Imperial War Museum via Mark Holloway - Beatty, Nevada USA
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Detail Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Alan McNeilly - England
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Belgian Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Photos William Testaert - Brussels, Belgium

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Armored Cars in the Middle East, Late 1942" By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #33)
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown
"(British) Vehicle Cencus In Germany - 1945" By Peter Brown
Daimler Armoured Car: Additional Details by Peter Brown via Missing-Lynx
"The Daimler Armored Car in 1/1 and 1/35th"  By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #23)
"The First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II (Part 1): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain"  By Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #16)
"The First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II (Part 2): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain"  By Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #17)

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #21 B.T. White
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
British Armoured Cars Since 1945 Simon Dunstan
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"Into the Archives: Daimler Armoured Cars" (January 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Tom Cornelius

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Kit (K058)

Review by Phil Greenwood in Issue #24 of "Armored Car: The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal"

Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Kit Hasegawa 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Kit Wespe Models 1/48 Resin
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
British 2-Pounder AFV Barrel (35006) Accurate Armour 1/35 Turned Aluminum

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Model Kit (1/72 Hasegawa) Ron Bell - Columbus, Ohio USA