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Humber Mark 1 Anti-Aircraft

Armored Car


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1942
Manufactured by: Chassis/Engine: Rootes Group, Ltd. (primarily Karrier Motors, Ltd.*); Hull: Guy Motors, Ltd.; Turret: Stothert & Pitt, Ltd.
Crew: 3?
Armament: Turret: (4) 7.92mm BESA Machine Guns
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol (90 h.p.)
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle was based on the Humber Mark 1 Armored Car, although it was fitted with a different turret to house the anti-aircraft weaponry.  The new turret was designed by Stothert & Pitt, Ltd. and mounted (4) four 7.92mm BESA machine guns.  Also, there is some information available that another version of the AA Humber was built, but mounting twin 15mm BESA cannon instead.  However, that information has not been confirmed.  These cars were not in service very long, reportedly being withdrawn at the end of the 1944 Normandy Invasion because they were no longer needed.

*To avoid confusion with the tracked Universal Carriers already in use in the British Army, this vehicle was NOT named after its primary manufacturer (Karrier), but after another Rootes Group subsidiary company, Humber. 
Data Sheet Available: None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
    Humber Mark 1 AA Armored Car Photos Imperial War Museum
  Humber Mark 1 Armored Car Stowage Diagrams Compiled by Dave Haugh- Content Editor

References Available

Online

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Printed

Reference Author
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

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber Anti-Aircraft Armored Car Model Kit (UK132) Millicast 1/76 Resin.

Model Photos

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