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Coventry Mark 1 & 2 Armored Car

Mark 1


Specifcations

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain and France
First Produced/Service Dates: 1944
Manufactured by: Rootes Group
Crew: Mark 1: 4
Mark 2: 3
Armament: Mark 1: Main: 2 pdr Cannon (QF Mk IX); Co-Axial: Besa 7.92mm Machine Gun
Mark 2: Main: 75mm Cannon (QFSA): Co-Axial: Besa 7.92mm Machine Gun
Engine: 6-Cylinder Gasoline (Hercules RXLD)
Miscellaneous Info: Neither the Mark 1 nor Mark 2 was ever used by the British in combat as they came too late in World War Two.  However, the Mark 1 was used post-war by French units in Indo-China (Vietnam). On the other hand, no operational use of the Mark 2 ever occurred.
Data Sheet Available:   Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Data Sheet by Dave Haugh

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington) Keith Paget - Northampton,  UK
Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Tank Museum - Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (British & French Army vehicles) Collected by Dave Haugh - Content Editor
   Coventry Mark 1 Armored Car "Stowage" Drawings Dave Haugh
  Coventry Mark 2 Armored Car Photo Dave Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown
"The Daimler Armored Car in 1/1 and 1/35th"  By Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #23)

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
"Coventry Armoured Cars: Profile of a Rare British WWII Fighting Vehicle" Wheels & Tracks: The International Review of Military Vehicles - Issue #4
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks
"Into the Archives: The Coventry Armoured Car" (March 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Tom Cornelius
  "Symbol of Defiance" (May 2021 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher

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