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Ferret Mark 2/3 (FV701H) & 2/4 (FV701K)

(Reconnaissance) Scout Car

 

Ferret Mark 2/3 Scout Car

 


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1958
Manufactured by: The Daimler Company, Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Turret: .30 cal Light Machine Gun or 7.62mm GPMG (Depending on timeframe)
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: Both the Mark 2/3 and 2/4 vehicles were very similar to the Mark 2 but were fitted with a larger turret and additional armor. The main difference between the 2/3 and 2/4 is that the "3" was uparmored during production, where as the "4" was an earlier vehicle retrofitted with heavier armor. 
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photo Dave Chaney - Portland, OR USA
      Ferret 2/3? Scout Car Photos (Munster, Germany) Massimo Foti
Ferret 2/3 Scout Car Photos (Latrun) Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photos (Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK 2005) David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
      Ferret Mark 2 (34 BA 92) and Mark 2/3 Scout Car (00 DD 44) Photos (Borneo - Circa 1965) Imperial War Museum
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photos Patrick Keenan - Editor
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photos (Military Vehicle Show - Kemble, UK 2005) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car (War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK -2005) Dennis Trowbridge
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car with ENTAC Missile System (Army Museum at Bandiana, Australia) Nick - Australia
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photos Robert Yalden - Wiesbaden, Germany
Ferret Mk 2/4 Scout Car Photos (Army Museum at Bandiana, & RAAC Museum: Puckapunyal, Australia) Nick - Australia
Ferret Mk 2/7 Scout Car Photo (VERY similar to the Mark 2/3. Basically, a Mark 2/6 with Vigilant Missile System Removed Peter Brown - Wimborne, Dorset, England
    Ferret Scout Car Instructional Hull & 3D Electrical Diagram (Driver and Maintenance School - Bovington Camp: Circa 1994) Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site
Ferret Scout Car Instructional Hull/Interior Photos taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK Keith Paget
Ferret Scout Car Instructional Hull Photos taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington, UK Dennis Trowbridge
Ferret Mark 2 Scout Car Cut-Away Photo (Imperial War Museum) Jacques Dujardin - France
   Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3 Scout Car Photo Robert Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel
Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3 Scout Car Photos (RAAC Museum -Puckapunyal) Brad James - Australia
  Ferret Mark 2 or 2/3 Scout Car Photo Marius van Aardt - South Africa
  French Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Photo Dave Haugh
UN Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car 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 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
  "Ferreting Around" (March 2016 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Paul Abbitt & Robert Davies
Ferrets and Fox - AFV Weapons Profile #44 R.M. Ogorkiewicz
Ferret: the FV 700 Series In British Army Service 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

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Model Kit Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Ferret Mk 2/3 Armored Recovery Vehicle Model Kit Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Model Kit Aran Models ? (Small Scale) Resin
Ferret Mk 2/3 Scout Car Model Kit Cromwell Models 1/35 Resin with full interior.
Ferret 2/3 Scout Car Model Kit (TQ-FV-1701) Kit Form Services 1/24 Multi-Media
Ferret Mk 2/3 & 2/6 with Vigilant Missiles Model Kit (PWB-13) Matador Models 1/76 Resin.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
       

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider