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Humber Light Reconnaissance Car

Mark 2

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Rootes Group (Humber)
Crew: 3
Armament: (1) Boys .55 Anti-Tank Gun and (1) Bren .303 light machine gun.
Engine: (6) Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous:

Although still using the same Humber 8 cwt 4x2 chassis as the Humber LRC Mark I, the Mark II had improved ride, and a turret for a BREN light machine gun. Although it is sometimes difficult to tell a Mark II from a Mark III LRC, the forward fender of the Mark II runs along the line of the armor angle of the front of the vehicle (lower at the front, higher at the rear); while the Humber LRC Mark III fender is lower and runs in a straight line.

Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  And Photo Above Courtesy of David Haugh - Oregon USA

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"The Wyvern of Wessex and their Armored Cars"  By M. McEwen Charlish Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32)

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Armoured Cars (Marmon-Herrington, Alvis-Straussler, Light Reconnaissance) - AFV Weapons Profile #30 B.T. White
British Armoured Cars 1914-1945 B.T. White
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
Humber Light Reconnaissance Car: 1941-45 (Osprey Publishing: New Vanguard #177) Richard Doherty

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber LRC Mark 2 Model Kit (IMA05735) International Models Asia 1/35 Resin;

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider