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 Otter Mark 1 Light Reconnaissance Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Canada and Great Britain (and many others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1942
Manufactured by: Chassis: General Motors of Canada Ltd.; Hull: Hamilton Bridge Company
Crew: 3
Armament: Turret: (1) .303 BREN Light Machine Gun; Front Hull: (1) .55 cal BOYS Anti-Tank Rifle or (1) .303 BREN LMG.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The Otter was designed as an alternative to the Humber Mark III LRC and was the basis for the C15TA Armored Truck.  Later versions had some changes made including a modified turret.  The later versions were referred to as the Mark 2 by the British, but never recognized as such by the Canadians.
Data Sheet Available: Otter Mk 1 Data Sheet by David Haugh

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Otter Mark 1 LRC Line Drawings David Haugh - Content Editor
Otter Mark 1 LRC Photos David Haugh
  Otter Mark 1 LRC Photo Erik Hendriks - Sittard, Holland
  British Otter Mark 1 LRC Photo British War Office via the Imperial War Museum
Royal Air Force Otter Mark 1 LRC Photos RAF via the Imperial War Museum

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Otter Mark 1 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
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
GM Otter Mk. 1 Light Reconnaissance Car (AW-11) (Capricorn Publications) James Gosling & Petr Brojo
In Every Place: The RAF Armoured Cars in The Middle East 1921-1953 Nigel W.M. Warwick
Israeli Improvised Armoured Vehicles & Jeeps: 1947-1949 (Military Briefs No.6- Mouse House Enterprises)

Book Review  by Patrick Keenan: Editor
John Myszka
Otter Reconnaissance Car In Canadian Service, The (Service Publications) Roger Lucy

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Otter Mark 1 Light Recon Car Model Kit Commander Models, Inc 1/35 Multi-Media;  Original Model out of production.  However, a re-tooled model kit has been released in 2012.
Otter Light Reconnaissance Car Model Kit (35019) IBG Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Otter Light Reconnaissance Car Model Kit (72031) IBG Models 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
CMP Mk 1 Otter Light Reconnaissance Car (35103) Mirror Models (Ireland) 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Otter Mark 1 Light Recon Car Model Kit (135-032) Scale-Line (of Holland) 1/35 Resin.
Otter Mark 1 Light Recon Car Model Kit  (48013) Wespe Models 1/48 Resin.
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Otter Mark 1 LRC Accessory Set (T35165) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; for the IBG Models Kit.
GMC Otter Mark 1 LRC Detail Set (LZ35423) LZ Model 1/35 Multi-Media; for the Mirror Models Kit.
GMC Otter Mark 1 LRC Flat Machine Gun Shield Set (LZ35427) LZ Model 1/35 Resin; For the Mirror Models Kit.  Comes with Flat Armored Shield and .50 cal M2 Heavy Machine Gun.
Otter Mark 1 LRC Stowage Set (RE35-473) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin; for the IBG Models Kit?
"Armoured Cars in Polish Service -Vol.1: Egypt 1942 - Italy 1945" (35D36) Toro Model 1/35 Decal Set; Includes Markings for the AEC Dorchester ACV, C15TA Armored Truck, Otter LRC, M3A1 Scout Car & Marmon Herrington Mark 2 Armored Car.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Otter Mark 1 Recon Car Model Kit (1/35 Commander Models Display Model) Patrick Keenan - Editor