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Humber Light Reconnaissance Car

Mark 3/3A

 


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 (The IIIA did NOT mount the Boys AT Gun)
Engine: (6) Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous:

Unlike the Humber LRC Mark I and Humber LRC Mark II which had 4x2 drive, the Mk III used a specially designed four-wheel drive chassis, and went into production near the end of 1941. The Humber LRC Mk IIIA looked like a regular Mk III but had additional observation ports added to the front angles of the vehicles upper armor. The Mk IIIAs (sometimes converted from earlier marks) began to appear in 1943.

Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Humber LRC Mark III Photos Courtesy of Rootes Group Ltd., via David Haugh - Oregon USA
Humber LRC Mark IIIa Photos (Vehicle at RAF Hendon) Courtesy of Alan McNeilly - England

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Armored Cars in the Middle East, Late 1942" By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #33)
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown
"The Wyvern of Wessex and their Armored Cars"  By M. McEwen Charlish Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32)
Humber Mark III LRC Information and Photos Canadian Soldiers.Com Website

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 III Model Kit (IMA01035) IMA 1/35 Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider