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Humber Mark 1 Anti-Aircraft
|Country of Origin/Used by:||Great Britain|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1942|
|Manufactured by:||Chassis/Engine: Rootes Group, Ltd. (primarily Karrier Motors, Ltd.*); Hull: Guy Motors, Ltd.; Turret: Stothert & Pitt, Ltd.|
|Armament:||Turret: (4) 7.92mm BESA Machine Guns|
|Engine:||6 Cylinder Petrol (90 h.p.)|
|Miscellaneous Info:||This vehicle was
based on the
Humber Mark 1
Armored Car, although it was fitted with a different turret to house
the anti-aircraft weaponry.
The new turret was designed by Stothert & Pitt,
Ltd. and mounted (4) four 7.92mm BESA machine guns. Also, there is some
information available that another version of the AA Humber was built,
but mounting twin 15mm BESA cannon instead. However, that
information has not been confirmed. These cars were not in service
very long, reportedly being withdrawn at the end of the 1944 Normandy
Invasion because they were no longer needed.
*To avoid confusion with the tracked Universal Carriers already in use in the British Army, this vehicle was NOT named after its primary manufacturer (Karrier), but after another Rootes Group subsidiary company, Humber.
|Data Sheet Available:||None Available|
|Humber Mark 1 AA Armored Car Photos||Imperial War Museum|
|Humber Mark 1 Armored Car Stowage Diagrams||Compiled by Dave Haugh- Content Editor|
|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|
|Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars||Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks|
Kits and Accessories
|Model Kit||Manufacturer||Scale||Other Information|
|Humber Anti-Aircraft Armored Car Model Kit (UK132)||Millicast||1/76||Resin.|