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Marmon-Herrington

Armoured Reconnaissance Car Mark 1


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Union of South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 1939
Manufactured by: Chassis: Ford; Armored Body: ISCOR; Dorman Long: Final Assembly.
Crew: 3
Armament: Turret: (1) Vickers .303 Machine Gun
Engine: 8 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous: Very similar to the Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Crews found the main armament largely ineffectual and often mounted captured Italian Breda cannons or other salvaged weapons to improve firepower, sometimes removing the turret to achieve this.
Data Sheet Available:   Marmon-Herrington Mark 1 Data Sheet (by David Haugh)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Marmon-Herrington ARC Mark 1 Photos - National Museum of Military History - South Africa Karl Furrutter - South Africa
Marmon-Herrington ARC Mark 1 Photos - National Museum of Military History - South Africa Marius van Aardt
  Marmon-Herrington ARC Mark 1 or 2 Photo Karl Furrutter

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"A Brief History of the Marmon Herrington Range of Armoured Cars" Karl Furrutter - South Africa

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
Marmon Herrington: History of the South African Reconnaissance Car (ACG Special #1) (Model Centrum/PROGRES) William Marshall

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Marmon-Herrington Mk. 1 South African Reconnaissance Vehicle Model Kit (35021) IBG Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Marmon-Herrington Armored Car Stowage Set (RE35-474) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin. For the IBG Models Series of Kits.
Marmon-Herrington Mark 1 Detail Set (P35261) PART 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass.  For the IBG Models kit.
Marmon-Herrington Mark I Fenders (P35262) PART 1/35 Photo-Etched Brass.  For the IBG Models kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Marmon-Herrington Mark 1 Armored Recon Car Model Kit (1/35 IBG Models) Milan Mynar - Skrdlovice, Czech Republic