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FV 1620 Humber "Hornet/Malkara"

Anti-Tank Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1962-1963s
Manufactured by: Rootes Limited/Wharton Engineering for Hornet Modifications
Crew: 3
Armament: (2) 27 kg Malkara Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGW); (2) Sterling Machine Guns mounted by the doors; (1) GMPG on Roof.
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 and 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 FV1620" Article Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site.
FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos Clive Elliott
FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
FV 1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle Photos (Musee des' Blindes - Saumur France) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

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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

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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