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Humber Scout Car Mark 1 & 2


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Rootes Group, Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Remote Controlled Bren LMG .303 British /Later Upgrades Including Twin .303 Vickers MG.
Engine: 6 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: The differences between the Humber Mark 1 and 2 are mostly distinguished by interior/automotive changes.  However, the one easily identifiable external difference on the Mark 2 is a bulge in the hood armor above the steering wheel.  This feature was added to give the vehicle driver more clearance between the top of the steering wheel and hood armor.
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Line Drawings David Haugh - Content Editor
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Line Drawings George Moore - Plymouth, Devon UK
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos (Bovington Tank Museum) Ken Adolphe - Bristol, UK
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos David Haugh
  Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos (Saumur Museum) Jacques Dujardin - France
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos (Bovington Tank Museum) Patrick Keenan - Editor
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos (Bovington Tank Museum) Alan McNeilly - England
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos (Bovington Tank Museum) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Humber Mark 1 Scout Car Photos  (Saumur Museum) Dennis Trowbridge
  Humber Scout Car Photo (Arnhem - Netherlands 1944) Imperial War Museum
  Humber Scout Car Photos Imperial War Museum
Humber Mark 2 Scout Car Photos (Interior and Exterior) Private Collection - St. Louis, Missouri USA
   Humber Mark 2 Scout Car (Royal Army Museum - Belgium) William Testaert - Brussels, Belgium
Scrap Yard Photos of Humber Scout Car George Moore

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Armored Cars in Europe- 1944-1945" By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #35)
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #21 B.T. White
Army Wheels In Detail: Humber Mark I/II Scout Car (AW02) (Capricorn Publications) Petr Brojo
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks (Out of Print)
Humber Bent Carlsens Forlag Aps
"Humber at War: Part 2" (October 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Mike Taylor
Humber Mk II Scout Car: In Detail (R053) Wings & Wheels Publications
"Humber Scout Car" (November 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Ian Young
"The Humber Scout Car: Profile of One of the Rootes Group AFV's" Wheels & Tracks: The International Review of Military Vehicles - Issue #45

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber Scout Car Mark I Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin
HUMBER Mk 1 Model Kit- French Indochina service Vehicle (35067) Best Value Models (by Azimut) 1/35 Resin Conversion with Bronco Models Plastic Kit?
Humber Scout Car Mark 1 Model Kit (35009)

Model Kit Review by Dave Haugh

Model Kit Images Courtesy of PMMS.

Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Armament includes is a single .303 BREN gun with drum magazine.
Humber Scout Car Mark 1 & AFV Crew Set (35009SP) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Reissue with AFV Crew included.
Humber Scout Car Mark I with twin .303 Vickers "K" machine gun and mount (35016)

Model Kit Review by Steve Allen at the AMPS Website

Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
Humber Scout Car Mark 1 Lead Sled 1/24 Resin & White Metal; Comes with Interior and Decals
Humber Scout Car Mark 1/2 Model Kit (72011) MPK-Modellbau 1/72 Resin
Humber Scout Car Model Kit (901) MMS Models 1/76 White Metal
Humber Scout Car Mark 1 (SKP 011)

Model Kit Review by Patrick Keenan

SKP Model 1/35 Plastic with Brass PE Details. Armament included is a double .303 BREN gun with clip magazines.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber Scout Car Markings: 27th Armoured Brigade(AR35267)

Review by Patrick Keenan

Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Dry Transfers; For both Bronco and SKP Model Kits but specific vehicle had twin Vickers "K" gun mounting.
Humber Scout Car Decals (35064) Bison Decals 1/35 Decals. 
New Zealand Armour In Italy Decals (35060) Bison Decals 1/35 Decals with Humber Scout Car Marking Option. 
Humber Scout Car Stowage Set (BL35123K) Blast Models 1/35th Resin; For all Humber Scout Car Model Kits.
Humber Scout Car Replacement Wheel Set (3081) CMK 1/35 Resin; For both Bronco and SKP Model Kits. 

Humber Scout Car Mirrors (357124)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Bronco Model Kits; "Peel and Stick" Series.

Humber Scout Car Interior Detail Set (EU36007)

Product Review by John Ratzenberger at Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers (IPMS/USA) Website
Eduard 1/35 For Bronco Models Kit; Photo-Etched Brass.
Humber Scout Car Exterior Detail Set (EU36012)

Product Review by John Ratzenberger at Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers (IPMS/USA) Website
Eduard 1/35 For Bronco Models Kit; Photo-Etched Brass. 
Humber Scout Car Replacement Wheel Set - Directional Type (HSR35057) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For both Bronco and SKP Model Kits. 
Humber Scout Car Replacement Wheel Set - Cross Country Type (HSR35058) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For both Bronco and SKP Model Kits.
Humber Scout Car Replacement Wheel Set - Non-Directional Type (HSR35059) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For both Bronco and SKP Model Kits.
Humber Mk 1 (Scout Car) Road Wheels (Firestone Pattern) (RE35-411) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
Humber Mk 1 (Scout Car) Road Wheels (Dunlop Pattern) (RE35-412) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
Humber Scout Car Stowage Set (35.2298) Resicast 1/35 Resin; For both Bronco and SKP Model Kits.  Includes wheels, stowage and clear resin windscreen.
Humber Scout Car Mark I Interior Set (SKP 019) SKP Model 1/35 Resin detail set for SKP Model kit (SKP 011).
Humber Scout Car Mark I Engine Detail Set (SKP 020) SKP Model 1/35 Resin detail set for SKP Model kit (SKP 011).
Humber Scout Car Mark I Exterior Detail Set (SKP 018) SKP Model 1/35 Resin and photo-etch brass detail set for SKP Model kit (SKP 011). Includes twin Vickers "K" gun armament, new fenders and new crew access hatches. 

"7th Armoured Division Desert Rats in NW Europe" (35-892)

Star-Decal

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for the Humber Scout Car and Staghound Mark 1 Armored Car.

"27th Armoured.Brigade #3 - D-Day/Normandy, HQ and East Riding Yeomanry"  (35-862)

Star-Decal

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for the Humber Scout Car.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Humber Scout Car Mark 1 with twin .303 Vickers "K" Machine guns (1/35 Bronco Models) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa USA
Humber Scout Car Model Kit Photos (1/76- MMS Models) Ron Bell - Columbus, Ohio USA
Humber Scout Car Mark 1 Model Kit Photos (1/35- Bronco Models) Frank Blanton - Richmond, Virginia USA