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Humber Mark 2 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Chassis/Engine: Rootes Group, Ltd. (primarily Karrier Motors, Ltd.); Hull: Guy Motors, Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 15mm BESA Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.92mm BESA MG; Anti-Aircraft Defense (if fitted): (1) .303 BREN machine gun (on pintle or "Lakeman" mount)
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol (90 h.p.)
Miscellaneous Info: Even with the success of the Humber Mark 1 armored car, the Rootes Group improved the design of the base vehicle and quickly started producing the Humber Mark 2 armored car. Although the Mark 2 cars (and all subsquent Humber armored car versions) were also fitted with the more powerful engine and used the modified 4-wheel drive Karrier Motors KT 4 Field Artillery Tractor chassis, the hull of the new version was improved.  The main hull modifications on the Mark 2 consisted of a new front glacis plate now housing the driver's cab and the rear radiator armor now being of a louvered design.  Again, the British did not rest on their laurels, so the Humber Mark 2 was soon followed by the improved Humber Mark 3 Armored Car. Other closely related vehicles that the Mark 2 preceded are the Humber Mark 4 and Canadian Fox Mark 1 armored cars, as well as succeeding the Guy Mark 1/1a Light Wheeled Tank.

One other variant of this vehicle was built: the Humber Mark 2 Observation Post (OP).  The Mark 2 OP variant was equipped with extra radio equipment to be used by Artillery Officers to keep in contact with Field Artillery units.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Humber Mark 2 Armored Car Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor
  Humber Mark 2 Armored Car Photo Imperial War Museum
  Humber Mark 2 Armored Car Stowage Diagrams Compiled by Dave Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Humber Armored Car Information and Photos Tanks Encyclopedia
Humber Armored Car Information and Photos World War II Database
"British Armored Cars in Europe- 1944-1945" By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #35)
"British Armored Cars in the Middle East, Late 1942" By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #33)
"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
Captured Armored Cars and Other Vehicles In Wehrmacht Service in World War 2 Werner Regenberg
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Humber Bent Carlsens Forlag Aps
  "Humber at War: Part 2" (October 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Mike Taylor

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber Armored Car Mark 2 Model (K93) Accuarte Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Humber Armored Car Mark 2 Model (CB35085) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Humber Armored Car Mark 2 Model (25) Hasegawa (also boxed as Hasegawa-Minicraft) 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.  Was released multiple times using different stock numbers.
Humber Armored Car Mark 2 Model (PK75) Matchbox 1/76 Injection Molded Plastic.
Humber Armored Car Mark 2 Model (03223) Revell of Germany 1/76 Injection Molded Plastic.  Ex-Matchbox kit.
Humber Armored Car Mark 2 Model (newer tool) (S2KV015) Sovereign 2000K 1/35 Resin.
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

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