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Daimler Dingo/Ford Lynx

Scout Car


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Dingo: Great Britain; Lynx: Canada; (Many other countries used both scout cars)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1939
Manufactured by: Dingo: Daimler Company Ltd. Lynx: Ford Motor Company
Crew: 2
Armament: (1) .303 BREN Machine Gun
Engine: Dingo: 6 Cylinder Gasoline; Lynx: 8 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: In 1938, the British War Office (BWO) invited a number of companies to design a new armored scout car, which ultimately became the Daimler Dingo Scout Car series. Three (3) firms produced prototypes: Alvis Car & Engineering Company, Birmingham Cycles Ltd. (e.g. B.S.A) and Morris Commercial Cars. The B.S.A. Scout Car design was ultimately selected, although the vehicles were produced by sister-firm Daimler Company Ltd.

There were a number of versions of the Dingo produced including the Mark 1, Mark 1a, Mark 1b, Mark 2 and Mark 3.  The major visual differences you can easily recognize are that the Mark 1 has a sliding roof over the crew compartment, the Mark 1a & 1b vehicles have a folding roof, the Mark 2 has 2-wheel steering (whereas the previous marks had 4-wheeled steering) and the Mark 3 has an open top.


The Dingo and Lynx were fairly close in appearance except that the Canadian Lynx was larger by about 20 inches in length and a ton in in weight.  To make matters a bit more confusing, the Italians also produced the Autoblinda Lince during World War Two, which was a copy of the Dingo Mark 1a.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Photo  (Taken at the Tank Museum -Bovington, UK) Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Photos (Vehicle Owner - Andy Hacking) Martyn Smith - England
  Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Photos William Testaert - Brussels, Belgium
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Photos (Taken at The Tank Museum -  Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Photo -Modified for use in the Malayan Emergency (Taken at the 2005 War & Peace show - Beltring, UK) Dennis Trowbridge
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Photos WarWheels.Net Supporter - St. Louis, Missouri USA
  Dingo Mark 2? Scout Car Photo (In New Zealand Service) Australian War Memorial
  Dingo Mark 2? Scout Car Photo (In New Zealand Service - Korea 1952) Australian National Archives
  Dingo Mark 3 Scout Car Photo Ken Adolphe - Bristol, UK
Dingo Mark 3 Scout Car Photos Neil Baumgardner - Arlington, Virginia USA
Dingo Mark 3 Scout Car Photos (Taken at the WWII Victory Museum - Auburn, Indiana USA) Patrick Keenan - Editor
Dingo Mark 3 Scout Car Photos Dave Page - Ballston, Virginia USA
  Dingo Scout Car Photo (British Expeditionary Force - 1940) German Bundesarchiv
      Dingo Scout Car Photos- Modified for use in the Malayan Emergency Australian War Memorial
Canadian Dingo Scout Car Photos (Dieppe Raid - 1942) German Bundesarchiv
Canadian Dingo Scout Car Photos (Before & After Dieppe Raid - 1942) Collected by Anthony Sewards - Canada
Lynx Mark 2 Scout Car Photos (Taken at the RAAC Museum -Puckapunyal) Brad James - Australia
Lynx Mark 2 Scout Car Photos Marius van Aardt - South Africa
Lynx Mark 2 Scout Car Photos (In Israeli Service) Rob Goldman - Kfar Saba, Israel

References Available

Online

Reference Author
"British Armored Cars in Europe- 1944-1945" by Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #35)
"British Armored Cars in the Middle East, Late 1942" by Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #33)
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" Peter Brown
"Daimler Dingos in the Malayan Emergency" WarWheels Article Ley Reynolds - Australia
"The First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II (Part 1): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain" by Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #16)
"The First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II (Part 2): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain" by Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #17)
"Free Greek Armored Vehicles in the Mid-East Circa 1943" by T. Metsovitis Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #24)
Line Drawing of the Daimler Dingos By Hubert Cance Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #13)
"Turreted Daimler Dingos (In Malaya)" by Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #13)
Daimler Dingo Photos & Drawings British Kit and Weapons Website

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Armoured Cars: 1900-1963 (The Royal Armoured Corps Tank Museum)  
Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #21 B.T. White
  "A Very British Dingo" (June 2020 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Clare Westbrook
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
"The Calm Before the Storm" (Build Review/Diorama of the Miniart 1/35 Daimler Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car) (June 2013 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) Johan Augustsson
Captured Armored Cars and Other Vehicles In Wehrmacht Service in World War 2 Werner Regenberg

"Daimler Dingo" (September 2014 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Young
Daimler Scout Car 1/35 Line Drawings George Bradford
Dingo Scout Car In detail (R 055) Wings & Wheels Productions
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Ford Lynx Mark 1 and Mark 2 Scout Car 1/35 Line Drawings George Bradford
"Life In the Old Dog Yet" (July 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicles Magazine) Lt. Peirs Flay, LCoH. Adam Blackmore-Heal & LCoH. Harry Day
Lynx Scout Car In Canadian Service, The (Service Publications) Roger Lucy

"Royal Malaysian Police" (September 2008 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Ian Stroud
U.S. Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #40 Robert J. Icks

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kits Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ford Lynx Scout Car Mark 2 Kit ADV/Azimut 1/35 Resin; Out of Production
Dingo Mk. 1a Scout Car with Crew (35087) Mini Art 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit Includes three figures.
Dingo Mk. 1b Scout Car with Crew (35067) Mini Art 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit Includes three figures.
Dingo Mk 2 Scout Car with Crew Model Kit - German Army PzKpfw. Mk. 1 202(e) version (35074) Mini Art 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit Includes three figures.
Dingo Mk. 3 Scout Car with Crew (35077) Mini Art 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit Includes three figures.
Dingo Scout Car Mark 2 Kit Tamiya 1/35 Old Injection Molded Plastic Kit; With some work can look nice.
Dingo Scout Car Mark 2 Kit (32581) Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic Kit.  Newly tooled.
       
Aftermarket Detail Sets Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Dingo Crew Cover and Stowage Set (A152) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin. For Mini Art Kits.
Malaysian Dingo Scout Car Conversion Set (C094)
Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media kit complete with Ferret turret, decals and photoetched parts. For Mini Art Kits.
New Zealand Armour In Italy Decals (35060) Bison Decals 1/35 Decals with Dingo Scout Marking Option. 
Calgary Regiment Dingos at Dieppe (D356098) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals.
Dingo Scout Car Mirrors (M357139) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 "Peel and Stick" Series.  For Mini Art Kits
Dingo Scout Car Mk. 2 Detail Set Eduard 1/35 Photo Etched Brass.
Dingo Scout Car Mark 2 Detail Set (E35-001) E.T. Model 1/35 For Tamiya Kit; Photo Etch.
Dingo Scout Car Mark 2 Fender Set (E35-002) E.T. Model 1/35 For Tamiya Kit; Photo Etch.
Dingo Scout Car Mark 2 Detail Set Gaso.Line 1/48  
Dingo Type 1 Wheel Set (35084) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.
Dingo Type 2 Wheel Set (35085) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.
Daimler Dingo Details Set (48004) Inside the Armour 1/48 Photo-etched Brass; for Tamiya Kit.  Three options are included for North Africa, Dieppe or European Theatres.
Daimler “Dingo” Scout Car Stowage Set (RE35-597) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
Dingo Scout Car Wheel Set (741) Royal Model 1/35 Resin.

"British Scout & Recce Units in NWE 1944-45" (35-891)

Star-Decal

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for the M3A1 Scout Car, Staghound Mark 1 Armored Car & Dingo Mark 2 Scout Cars.

"Commonwealth Mix: Korean War 1950-53" (35-C1168)

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1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for a Jeep and Dingo Mark 2 Scout Cars.

"Kiwi Armour #3: 19th Armoured Regiment" (35-C1283)

Star-Decal

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for Daimler Dingo & Humber Scout Cars.

"Middle East 1948 #1: Egyptian Mixed Tanks and AFV's" (35-C1179)

Star-Decal

1/35

Decals; Includes Markings for the Daimler Dingo Scout and Humber Mark 4 Armored Cars.

“Polish Tanks in Italy-1943-45 # 3: Mixed AFVs and Armored Cars” (35-C1242)

Star-Decal

1/35

Decals; Includes markings for the Humber Scout Car, Daimler Dingo and Staghound .50 cal AA Vehicle.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Dingo Mark 1b Scout Car Model Photos (1/35 Miniart) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa USA
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car Model Photos (1/35 Tamiya) Model by David Keenan; Photos by Patrick Keenan
Dingo Mark 2 Scout Car/M31 ARV Diorama Photos (2007 IPMS/USA Butch O'Hare Model Show) Photos by Patrick Keenan and Sean Lynch
Dingo Scout Car Model Photos (1/76 Matchbox & Details) Ron Bell - Columbus, Ohio USA