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Guy Mark 1/1A Light Wheeled Tank
Guy Mark 1
|Country of Origin/Used by:||Great Britain|
|First Produced/Service Dates:||1938|
|Manufactured by:||Guy Motors, Ltd.|
|Armament:||Guy Mark 1 = Main: Vickers .5
Heavy Machine Gun; Co-Axial: Vickers .303 MG.
Guy Mark 1A = Main: 15mm BESA Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.92mm BESA Machine Gun
|Engine:||4 Cylinder Petrol (53 h.p.)|
|Miscellaneous Info:||The Guy Light Wheeled Tank
series was designed on a modified 4-wheel drive Guy Quad-Ant Field
Artillery Tractor chassis. The British military vehicle naming
convention was later changed to designate these (and similar vehicles)
back to "Armored Cars" in the early 1940's.
Soon after the initial production run of the vehicles, the armament was changed to a 15mm BESA Cannon and 7.92mm BESA co-axial machine gun. Those vehicles were designated Guy Mark 1a Light Wheeled Tanks. A total of 101 vehicles were produced, with 50 being Mark 1 versions and 51 built as Mark 1A vehicles.
It soon became apparent that Guy Motors could not produce the number of armored cars needed by the British, as they were also building trucks and gun tractors. Production was then switched to the Rootes Group Ltd., who started building the almost identical (to the Guy Mark 1A) Humber Mark 1 Armored Car. Guy Motors did continue to construct the armored hulls of the Humber Mark 1 armored cars for Rootes. Other closely related vehicles that the Guy preceded are the Humber Mark 2, Humber Mark 3, Humber Mark 4 and Canadian Fox Mark 1 armored cars.
|Data Sheet Available:||Guy Mark 1 Light Wheeled Tank Datasheet by David Haugh|
|Guy Mark 1/1A Light Wheeled Tank Line Drawings||George Moore - Plymouth, Devon UK|
|Guy Prototype, Mark 1 & 1A Light Wheeled Tank Photos||David Haugh - Content Editor|
|Guy Mark 1 Light Wheeled Tank Photo||Imperial War Museum via Dave Haugh|
|Guy Mark 1 Light Wheeled Tank Detail Photos - (the Tank Museum - Bovington)||Alan McNeilly - England|
|Guy Mark 1 Light Wheeled Tank Photos||George Moore|
|Guy Mark 1 Light Wheeled Tank Photos - (the Tank Museum - Bovington)||Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK|
|Guy Mark 1A Light Wheeled Tank Photo||Imperial War Museum via Dave Haugh|
|"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)|
|A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars||George Forty|
|Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #21||B.T. White|
|British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945||B.T. White|
|Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars||Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks|
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