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Heavy Cockatrice Mark 1a

Flamethrower Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: Sometime between 1940 and 1944.
Manufactured by: Associated Equipment Company, Ltd.
Armament: Turret: Lagonda Company Flamethrower; Rear Anti-Aircraft Mount: Twin .303 Vickers "K" Machine Guns (air)?
Engine: 6 Cylinder Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: The AEC 6x6 Heavy Cockatrice (as well as the smaller 4-wheeled Bedford Cockatrice) was designed as an airfield defence by the Royal Air Force against paratroops during the fearful times of potential invasion of the British Isles by the Germans. The 6x6 vehicle was built upon a lengthened AEC 4x4 0853 "Matador" truck chassis.  Although six (6) were built, the Heavy Cockatrice came too late to see any action, like the similar AEC Heavy Pump Unit.   
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


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  Heavy Cockatrice Mark 1a Flamethrower Vehicle Photo Dave Haugh - Content Editor

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Reference Author
"A Class Apart" (November Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

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Heavy Cockatrice Mark 1a Flamethrower Vehicle Model Kit (76M-06) Matador Models 1/76  
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