Armoured Cars

  • Morris LRC Mk2

    A total of 2,290 of these LRC's were built and although only intended as light recce vehicles, they saw extensive service by the Armoured Car units ...

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  • 1920 Pattern Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Following Belgian success with raids on the German lines in 1914 using light cars, the British Admiralty decided to convert some Rolls Royce Silver Ghosts for similar use and so created the RR Model 1914 Armoured Car. Further modified in 1920, it was this vehicle that remained in service and saw service in countries including Ireland, Iraq, India and Palestine throughout the twenties and thirties. The armoured bodies of these vehicles would later be used to produce the Fordson Armour Car which took part in the final surrender of the Axis in North Africa in 1943.

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  • Fordson Armoured Car

    These famous armoured cars of the RAF Armoured Car Regiment served in North Africa from 1940 until the final Axis capitulation in Tunisia in 1943....

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  • Humber Mk.I Armoured Car (North Africa)

    Originally derived from the original Guy Armoured Car design the Rootes Group undertook the work as Guy could not continue production given their other commitments. Humber made a number of changes to suit their production and the resultant Mk.I, armed with both a 15mm & 7.92mm Besa, was externally very similar to the Guy. In total over 5000, in four Marks, were built between 1940 and 1945. This model depicts the Mk.I production type, which after modification, including new pneumatic tyres, etc., which saw service in the North African campaign. 

    This model depicts the Mk.I production type, with modification and new stowage layout, which saw service in the North African campaign. Shown here in DAK colours (Painted by Alan Hamilton).

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  • Humber Mk.I Armoured Car

    This model depicts the earliest production type with "Run Flat" tyres which saw service in defence of the the UK. Some were later modified for use in the North African campaign. This model is available as kit UK131.
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  • Humber Anti-Aircraft Armoured Car

    This model depicts the Anti-Aircraft version based on the hull of the the Humber Armoured Car Mk.I armed with four 7.92mm Besa MG's. They saw service in NW Europe.

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  • Rolls Royce Armoured Car ("1940 Pattern")

    This model depicts the famous Rolls Royce armoured cars that saw action in the in the Western Desert following the brief invasion of Egypt by Italy in 1940 that lead to the Lybian campaign.

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  • Humber Mk.II Armoured Car (N. Africa)

    This type represented a vast improvement on the earlier Mk.I with a redesigned hull and exclusively saw service in the North African campaign and had a Sun Dial and Sand Channel as standard equipment.

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  • Humber Mk.III Armoured Car (N. Africa)

    This type was a development of the Mk.II and had a new turret design and a few other small changes and saw service in the North African campaign.

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  • Humber Mk.III (Late) Armoured Car (Sicily & Italy)

    Originally derived from the original Guy Armoured Car design the Rootes Group undertook the work as Guy could not continue production given their other commitments. Humber made a number of changes to suit their production and the resultant Mk.I, armed with both a 15mm & 7.92mm Besa, was externally very similar to the Guy. In total over 5000, in four Marks, were built between 1940 and 1945. This model depicts the late Mk.III production type which had changes made to the turret hatches design and the removal of the splash guard on the hull. The spare wheel was moved from the front to the the side. In addition the Sun Dial was removed along with the Sand Channel which was replaced with an unditching beam. This type saw service in the Sicily and in the Italian campaign.

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  • Humber Mk. IV Armoured Car (Early/Late)

    Originally derived from the original Guy Armoured Car design the Rootes Group undertook the work as Guy could not continue production given their other commitments. Humber made a number of changes to suit their production and the resultant Mk.I, armed with both a 15mm & 7.92mm Besa, was externally very similar to the Guy. In total over 5000, in four Marks, were built between 1940 and 1945. This model depicts the Mk.IV production types, both early and late, which again had changes made to the turret hatches. Early and late versions have different hatches and two turrets are supplied in the kit. The main armament was also changed from the 15mm Besa, fitted to all other marks, to the American M6 37mm gun as fitted to the Staghound and Greyhound armoured cars. These types saw service with both British and Commonwealth units in Italy, NW Europe and Burma.

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  • Guy Mk.I/IA Armoured Car

    Based on the Guy Ant Quad, this vehicle was designed in 1938 and went into series production in January 1939 with the first fifty having the twin Vickers MG's and the remaining fifty-one (Mk.IA) being fitted with the 7.92mm and 15mm Besa machine guns. Guy transferred production to the Rootes Corporation who continued the series using their own components in their Humber Mk.I (see kit UK130) which was very similar in appearance. The Guy Armoured Car Mk.I saw action with the BEF with six vehicles forming the "Phantom Squadron" and a number of Guy MK1 A's were tested and used in action by the 11th Hussars from late 1940 onwards. Later again they were used as protection for the transport of both the King and for Cabinet members including Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Finally being used for UK Airfield defence and training throughout the war.

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