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Armoured Reconnaissance Car Mark 2


Country of Origin/Used by: Union of South Africa
First Produced/Service Dates: 1939
Manufactured by: Chassis: Ford; Armored Body: ISCOR; Dorman Long: Final Assembly.
Crew: 4
Armament: Turret: (1) Vickers .303 Machine Gun
Engine: 8 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous: Very similar to the Marmon-Herrington ARC Mark 1 but had all wheel drive capability rather than being a 4x2 vehicle.  The Mark 2 was an attempt at improving the Mark 1, but it was mostly unsuccessful.  Crews also found the main armament largely ineffectual and often mounted captured Italian Breda cannons or other salvaged weapons to improve firepower, sometimes removing the turret to achieve this.
Data Sheet Available:   Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Data Sheet (by David Haugh)


Reference Source/Provider
Marmon-Herrington ARC Mark 2 Photo (Above) Karl Furrutter - South Africa
  Marmon-Herrington ARC Mark 1 or 2 Photo Karl Furrutter

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
"A Brief History of the Marmon Herrington Range of Armoured Cars" Karl Furrutter - South Africa


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Armoured Cars (Marmon-Herrington, Alvis-Straussler, Light Reconnaissance) - AFV Weapons Profile #30 B.T. White
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Marmon Herrington: History of the South African Reconnaissance Car (ACG Special #1) (Model Centrum/PROGRES) William Marshall
Surviving The Ride: A Pictorial History of South African Manufactured Mine-Protected Vehicles (30 Degrees South Publications) Steve Camp & Helmoed-Romer Heitman

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Marmon-Herrington Mk.2 ME Type Model Kit (35022) IBG Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Marmon-Herrington Mk. 2 Mobile Field Force Type (35023) IBG Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Panzerspahwagen Marmon-Herrington (e) (Mark 2) (35024)

Review by Martyn Smith
IBG Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Armored Recon Vehicle Commander's Series 1/35 Resin; Out of Production
Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Armored Recon Vehicle (IMA01735)

Review by Patrick Keenan

International Models Asia 1/35 Resin.
Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Armored Recon Vehicle (Early Version with Riveted Hull (IMA06135) International Models Asia 1/35 Resin.
Marmon-Herrington Mk. 2 Model Kit (35603) Mirror Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
New Zealand Armour In Europe and Africa Decals (35058) Bison Decals 1/35 Decals with MH II Marking Option.
Marmon-Herrington Mark 2 Accessory Set (T35113) Black Dog 1/35 Resin.  For IBG Models Kits.
Marmon-Herrington Armored Car Stowage Set (RE35-474) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin. For the IBG Models Series of Kits.
"Armoured Cars in Polish Service -Vol.1: Egypt 1942 - Italy 1945" (35D36) Toro Model 1/35 Decal Set; Includes Markings for the AEC Dorchester ACV, C15TA Armored Truck, Otter LRC, M3A1 Scout Car & Marmon Herrington Mark 2 Armored Car.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider