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Lanchester 6x4 Mark 1 & 2 Armored Car

Lanchester Mark 2


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: Mark 1 = 1928
Mark 2 = 1929
Manufactured by: Chassis: Lanchester Motor Company, Ltd. (later BSA Group); Armored Hull: Royal Ordnance Factories
Crew: 4
Armament: Turret: (1) Vickers .5 inch Heavy Machine Gun & (1) .303 MG ; Left Hull: (1) .303 inch MG
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The Lanchester armored cars were built in Mark 1 and Mark 2 versions. The Mark 1 cars can be identified by having dual rear wheels and a drum shaped turret, while the Mark 2 vehicles were fitted with single rear wheels and a "Bishop's mitre" shaped turret.  Some Mark 1 and 2 vehicles were fitted with radios instead of the hull mounted machine gun and were designated Mark 1A and Mark 2A respectively.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Lanchester Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (Bovington Tank Museum) David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Lanchester Mark 2 Armored Car Detail Photos (Bovington Tank Museum) Alan McNeilly - England

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"Armored Cars at the Royal Tournament"  By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #7)
"The First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II (Part 1): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain"  By Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #16)
"Lanchester Six Wheel Armored Cars"  By Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #10)

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"Steel Horse, The" (modeling the Millicast Lanchester Mark II model kit) -  (February 2014 Issue of Airfix World Magazine) Mike Grant
War Cars: British Armoured Cars in the First World War David Fletcher
"Work of Genius" -  (October Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Lanchester Mark 2 Armored Car Kit (UK212) Millicast 1/72 Resin
Lanchester Mark 2 Armored Car Kit Plus Model 1/35 Multi-Media Kit
Lanchester Mark 2 Armored Car Kit (WDAC3) W^D Models 1/72 Multi-Media Kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider