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Marmon-Herrington

Armored Reconnaissance Car Mark 3


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Union of South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Chassis: Ford; 4x4 Drive Train: Marmon Herrington; Armored Body: ISCOR; Dorman Long: Final Assembly.
Crew: 3
Armament: Turret: 13.9 mm Boys Anti Tank Rifle; Co-Axial: Vickers .303;
Engine: 8 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous: The Mark 3 was a major redesign aimed at addressing the inadequacies of the earlier Mark 1 and Mark 2 recon cars. Attention was focused on all the original design problems as well as improved chassis flexibility. The biggest problem of the earlier cars was the absence of 4x4 capability and thin armour thickness.  The vehicle crews continued to upgrade the main armament with captured weapons, the German 20mm gun being a favourite.
Data Sheet Available:   Marmon-Herrington Mark 3 Data Sheet (by David Haugh)

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Marmon-Herrington Armored Recon Car Mark 3 Drawings (1/16 scale) Stephen Tegner - South Africa
Marmon-Herrington Armored Recon Car Mark 3 Photos - National Museum of Military History - South Africa Karl Furrutter - South Africa
Marmon-Herrington Armored Recon Car Mark 3 Photos - National Museum of Military History - South Africa Marius van Aardt - South Africa
Marmon-Herrington Armored Recon Car Mark 3 Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor

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 Mark 3 Model Kit  Miniatur Models 1/35 Resin.
Marmon-Herrington Mark 3 Model Kit (35004)  Wespe Models 1/35 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Marmon-Herrington Mark 3 Armored Car (1/35 Miniatur Models) Kit Photos Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa