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Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car

 


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
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 Daimler 2 had improvements made to the vehicle and differed slightly from the Daimler Mark 1.  Some of the improvements included a new welded turret, a modified gun mantlet/mount, new radiator and the addition of a driver's escape hatch.
Data Sheet Available: Daimler Mark 2 Data Sheet from Dave Haugh.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Photos The Massimo Foti Collection
  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
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Photos The David Haugh Collection
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Detail Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Alan McNeilly - England
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, 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
"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 IIThe (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
"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 2 Armored Car Kit (K058)

Review by Phil Greenwood in Issue #24 of "Armored Car: The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal"

Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin
Daimler Mark 2 (WWII Version) Armored Car Model Kit (35GM0012) Gecko Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Coming Soon as of February 2022.
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Kit Hasegawa 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Daimler Mark 2 Armored Car Kit Wespe Models 1/48 Resin
       
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 2 Armored Car Model Kit (1/72 Hasegawa) Ron Bell - Columbus, Ohio USA