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Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1940
Manufactured by: Daimler Company Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 2 pounder Cannon.; Co-Axial: Besa 7.92mm Machine Gun
Engine: 6 Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The production Daimler Armored Cars stemmed from a B.S.A. Cycles, Ltd. scout car prototype.  B.S.A. is a famous motorcycle manufacturer.  The Daimler Mark 2 had some improvements made but was still very similar.
Data Sheet Available: Daimler Mark 1 by Dave Haugh.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Photos The David Haugh Collection
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Photos The Massimo Foti Collection
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (Imperial War Museum - London, UK) Patrick Keenan - Editor
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (Imperial War Museum - London, UK) Alan McNeilly - England
  Daimler Mark 1 or 2 Armored Car Photo Imperial War Museum
  Daimler Mark 1 or 2 Armored Car (Sawn Off Daimler-SOD) Photo Imperial War Museum via Mark Holloway - Beatty, Nevada USA
Belgian Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Photos William Testaert - Brussels, Belgium
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Line Drawings George Moore - Plymouth, Devon UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"British Armored Cars in the Middle East, Late 1942" by Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #33)
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown
"(British) Vehicle Cencus In Germany - 1945" By Peter Brown
Daimler Armoured Car: Additional Details by Peter Brown via Missing-Lynx
"Daimler Armored Car in 1/1 and 1/35th, The" by Peter Brown Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #23)
Daimler Armored Car Information and Photos (Scans of the Vehicle Technical Manual) Stephen Tegner - South Africa
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Information and Photos Canadian Soldiers.Com Website
"First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II, The (Part 1): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain" by Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #16)
"First Belgian Armored Car Squadron of WW II, The (Part 2): Belgian Armored Cars in Great Britain" by Raymond Surlemont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #17)

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
British Armoured Cars Since 1945 Simon Dunstan
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
"Into the Archives: Daimler Armoured Cars" (January 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Tom Cornelius
"Into the Archives: Daimler Armoured Cars" (January 2010 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Tom Cornelius
"Vehicles of the Reconnaissance Corps" (March 2022 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Garden

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Model Kit (K057) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Model Kit

Review by John Rauscher - Armored Car Journal #15
Apex Models 1/76 White Metal; Out of Production?
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Model Kit (35GM0011) Gecko Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Daimler Mark 1 "Sawn Off Daimler (SOD)" Model Kit (35GM0028) Gecko Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Model Kit Sovereign 1/35 Out of Production; Resin and White Metal.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
British 2-Pounder AFV Barrel (35006) Accurate Armour 1/35 Turned Aluminum
Daimler Armored Car Wheel Set (DW30066) DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For the Gecko Models Kits.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Daimler Mark 1 Armored Car Photos (1/35 Sovereign 2000) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa