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Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain and France
First Produced/Service Dates: 1944
Manufactured by: Rootes Group
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 2 pdr Cannon (QF Mk IX); Co-Axial: Besa 7.92mm machine gun
Engine: 6-Cylinder Gasoline (Hercules RXLD)
Miscellaneous Info: Never used by the British in combat as it came too late in World War Two.  However, it was used post-war by French units in Indo-China (Vietnam).
Data Sheet Available:   Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Data Sheet by Dave Haugh


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Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington) Keith Paget - Northampton,  UK
Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (British & French Army vehicles) Collected by Dave Haugh - Content Editor
   Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car "Stowage" Drawings Dave Haugh

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"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown
"The Daimler Armored Car in 1/1 and 1/35th"  By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #23)


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
"Coventry Armoured Cars: Profile of a Rare British WWII Fighting Vehicle" Wheels & Tracks: The International Review of Military Vehicles - Issue #4
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
"Into the Archives: The Coventry Armoured Car" (March 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Tom Cornelius

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