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FV 1620 Humber "Hornet/Malkara"

Anti-Tank Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1962-1963
Manufactured by: Base Vehicle: Rootes Limited; Hornet Modifications: Wharton Engineering
Crew: 3
Armament: (2) 27 kg Malkara Anti-Tank Guided Missiles; (1) 7.62mm GPMG on Roof; (2) 7.62mm Sterling Machine Guns mounted by the doors.
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle was converted from the Humber "Pig" APC.  However, the name of the vehicle is Hornet and the name of the missile itself is Malkara. Malkara was the code name of the missile given by the Australians, which means "shield" in Aborigine.
Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
  Photo of the FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
"FV1620 Hornet: A British Pig with an Australian Sting"  Article By Andrew Moores Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #30)
"Hornet FV 1620" Article Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site
FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos Clive Elliott
FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos (Taken at The Tank Museum - Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos (Taken at Musee des' Blindes - Saumur France) Dennis Trowbridge

References Available


Reference Source/Provider


Reference Author
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"Humber FV 1600 Series: A Unique British Family of Combat Range Trucks" Wheels & Tracks: The International Review of Military Vehicles - Issue #6
The Humber 1600 Series (Truck 1 Ton 4x4 C.T.) Jochen Vollert
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
FV 1620 Humber Hornet Malkara Armored Anti Tank Guided Missile Vehicle Model Kit (K111) Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
FV 1620 Humber Hornet ATGM Vehicle Model Kit Midori 1/40  
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Humber Hornet Model Photos (1/40 Midori) Ron Bell - Columbus, Ohio USA
Humber Hornet Model Photos (1/35 Conversion) "Mecanix" - Skellig Michael, Ireland