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Ferret Mark 2/3 & 2/4 Armored Car

Ferret Mark 2/3 - Singapore (Circa 1960)

(Photo Credit: Department of Defense)


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: UK
First Produced/Service Dates: 1950's
Manufactured by: Daimler
Crew: 2
Armament: 7.62mm or .30 cal. LMG in turret.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The difference between the Mark 2/3 and 2/4 is that the "3" was uparmored during production, where as the "4" was retrofitted with heavier armor.  Both, very similar to the Mark 2 except for a larger turret.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photo Dave Chaney - Portland, OR USA
      Ferret 2/3? Scout Car Photos (Munster, Germany) Massimo Foti
Ferret 2/3 Photos (Latrun) Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photos [Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK (2005)] David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photos [Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK (2005)] Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photographed at the War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK   (2005) Dennis Trowbridge
Ferret Mk 2/3 with ENTAC Missile System ( Photos from Army Museum at Bandiana, Australia) Nick - Australia
Ferret Mk 2/3 Photos Robert Yalden - Wiesbaden, Germany
Ferret Mk 2/4 Photos (Taken at Army Museum at Bandiana, & RAAC Museum: Puckapunyal, Australia) Nick - Australia
Ferret Mk 2/7 Photo (VERY similar to the Mark 2/3. Basically, a Mark 2/6 with Vigilant Missile System Removed Peter Brown - Wimborne, Dorset, England
Ferret Instructional Hull Photos taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Ferret Instructional Hull/Interior Photos taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Ferret Mk 2 Cut Away Photo (at the Imperial War Museum) Jacques Dujardin - France
   Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3 Armored Car Photo Robert Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3 Photos (RAAC Museum -Puckapunyal) Brad James - Australia
  Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3 Photo Marius van Aardt - South Africa
  French Ferret Mk 2/3 Photo Dave Haugh - Content Editor
UN Ferret Mk 2/3 Photos (Tank Museum - Bovington) Ken Adolphe - Bristol, UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Wheeled Armor on Cyprus"  By Stelios Markides Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32)
Ferret Scout Car Information and Photos Ferret-AFV.org Website
Ferret Scout Car Information and Photos Ferret FV701 Website
Ferret Mark 2/3 Armored Car Photos Missing-Lynx Website

Printed

Reference Author
British Armoured Cars Since 1945 Simon Dunstan
British Infantry Brigade Berlin: Armoured Vehicles of the... (Tankograd British Special No. 9001) Andreas Kirchhoff

"Daimler Ferret" (March 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Geoff Fletcher
Daimler "Ferret" Scout Car - Armored/Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Data #2 David R. Haugh
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Ferrets and Fox - AFV Weapons Profile #44 R.M. Ogorkiewicz
Ferret: the FV 700 Series In British Army Service

Review by Peter Brown via Missing-Lynx

Pat Ware Warehouse Military Vehicle Datafile
"Ferret Scout Car in Canadian Service, The" (Service Publications) Colin MacGregor Stevens
Operation Granby: Desert Rats Armour & Transport in the Gulf War (Concord Publications) Bob Morrison
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ferret 2/3 Armored Car Model Kit (TQ-FV-1701) Kit Form Services 1/24 Multi-Media
Ferret Mk 2/3 Armored Car Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Ferret Mk 2/3 Armored Recovery Vehicle Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Ferret Mk 2/3 Armored Car Cromwell Models 1/35 Resin with full interior.
Ferret Mk 2/3 Armored Car Aran Models ? (Small Scale) Resin

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Building Aran Models' Ferret Mk. 2/3 by Don Dingwall via Missing-Lynx