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Humber "Pig" 1-Ton

Armored Personnel Carrier/ Internal Security Vehicle

 

Mark 1 Pig APC


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1956-1980's
Manufactured by: Chassis: Rootes Group Limited; Armoured Body: Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd. (GKN Sankey) & Royal Ordnance Factories.
Crew: 2+6
Armament: None (Some Exceptions including vehicles fitted with Turrets)
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The entire series is based on the chassis of the Humber FV 1600 4x4 1-Ton C.T. Cargo Truck. Many different variants and specialty versions were produced/modified throughout the series production.  Some of the main variants were the FV 1609 Armoured Cargo Truck, FV 1610 Armoured Cargo Truck Fitted for Wireless (FFW), FV 1611 Mark 1 Armoured Personnel Carrier, FV 1611 Mark 2 APC/Internal Security Vehicle, FV 1612 Armoured Truck FFW/Fitted for Radio (FFR), FV 1613 Armoured Ambulance.  Some inveresting sub-variants of the Mark 2 Internal Security Vehicle were the "Flying Pig", "Kremlin Pig", "Foaming Pig", FV1620 Hornet Anti-Tank Vehicle and "Squirt".
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
FV 1609 Humber Pig Prototype Photos Clive Elliott - Salisbury, UK
FV 1609 Humber Pig Prototype Photos (2005) David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
FV 1609 Humber Pig Prototype Photo Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
  FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 1 APC Photo British Ministry of Defence via Dave Haugh - Content Editor
  FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 1 APC which has been nicely restored to depict an FV 1613 Ambulance (War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK) David Green
  FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 1 APC Photos Dave Haugh
FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 1 APC Photos Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 2 Vehicle Photo British Ministry of Defence via Dave Haugh
  FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 2 Vehicle Photo Peter Brown via Dave Haugh
  FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 2 Vehicle Photo (Belfast 1974) Dave Haugh
FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 2 APC Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
  FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 2 Vehicle Photo Armando Ross via Dave Haugh
FV 1611 Humber Pig Mark 2 Vehicle Photos Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
Humber Pig Mark 2 Vehicle Photo [Vehicle fitted with Shorland Armoured Patrol Car Turret (mounting .30 cal or 7.62mm GPMG machine gun)] Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
   Humber Pig Mark 2 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Vehicle Photos Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
Humber EOD "Foaming" Pig Mark 2 Photo (EOD Vehicle equipped with Angus Foam Laying Device.  To make explosive devices less destructive, high expansion foam was applied to them via this vehicle). Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
FV 1611 Humber Mark 1 & 2 "Flying Pig" Vehicle Photos  (This vehicle type was equipped with fold-out wings to allow one vehicle to block standard width streets as well as to providedismounted security troops with protection and good visability) Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
Humber "Kremlin Pig" Mk 2 Vehicle Photo (Belfast, N. Ireland - 1984)  This vehicle type was fitted with specialized cage armour to held defend against anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades (specifically the RPG-7) supplied by the Soviet Union. "Murdo" - Scotland
FV 1611 Mark 2 Humber Pig "Squirt" Vehicle Photos (This vehicle type was equipped with a water cannon that projected water mixed with irritant dye at violent protesters) Clive Elliott - Salisbury, UK
FV 1611 Mark 2 Humber Pig "Squirt" Vehicle Photos (Kemble, UK 2005) David Green
FV 1611 Mark 2 Humber Pig "Squirt" Vehicle Photos Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
  FV 1612 Humber Pig Mark 1 FFW Truck Clive Elliot
FV 1612 Humber Pig Mark 1 FFW Photos [Equipped with Station Radio 'R' Type 'H' Direction Finding (DF) System]  Clive Elliott
  FV 1612 Humber Pig Mark 1 FFW Photo [Equipped with Station Radio 'R' Type 'H' Direction Finding (DF) System]  Photographed with Cecil Rawlings at the Park Royal Vehicles Plant - London: Circa Early 1960s).  We think that the vehicle was at PRV for internal fitting of radio desk/furniture and possibly tentage related to its DF purpose. Steve Rawlings - Lydney, UK
FV 1612 Humber Pig FFW/FFR Truck Photos Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK
FV 1613 Humber Pig Ambulance Photos Ian Young - Editor of Military Machines International Magazine
Photos of Various Versions of the Humber Pig APC Photos from Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK (2005) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Humber Pig APC Photos and Information Aldershot Military Museum
Humber Pig APC Photos and Information Park Royal Vehicles Website
Humber Pig APC Photos and Information Royal Arsenal Woolwich
Humber Pig APC Photos (Interesting Photos but German Text) Andreas Richter's Panzerbaer Website
"Pig In A Poke" Article (Covering the Humber Pig Suspension and Its Problems) Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site.
"That's Not Right" Article (Covering Early Humber Pigs) Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site.
A Photo of the Humber Pig APC with Turret and Appliqué Armor David Joseph's (Vehicle Sales) Website. 
A Photo of the Humber "Flying Pig" APC The Classic Military Vehicle Pages Website
"A Reference Page: A Humber Pig Interior"  By Jochen Vollert Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #19)

Printed

Reference Author
"British Army Vehicles In Ulster" (January 1996 Issue of Military In Scale Magazine) Bob Morrison
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Humber 1600 Series, The (Truck 1 Ton 4x4 C.T.) Jochen Vollert
"Humber FV 1600 Series: A Unique British Family of Combat Range Trucks" Wheels & Tracks: The International Review of Military Vehicles - Issue #6
  "Humber Pig" (March 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
"Mother of Invention" (April 2009 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) James Lyle
"On Patrol: Part 2" (April 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Geoff Fletcher
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber Pig Mark 1 APC Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Humber Pig Mark II APC Kit Form Services 1/24 Multi-Media
Humber Pig APC (MM103) Mountford Model Miniatures, Ltd. 1/43 Metal and Resin
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Set Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
1/35 Humber "Flying Pig" APC (Accurate Armour with Modifications) Roy Kinsella - Dublin, Ireland