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Hillman Gnat Armored Car



Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1940
Manufactured by: Hillman Motor Car Company
Crew: 2
Armament: Turret: (1) .303 BREN Machine Gun
Engine: 4-Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The Gnat was designed to replace armed motorcycles for reconnaissance. It was based upon the Hillman 10hp Light Utility Truck ('Tilly'), which itself was built upon the chassis and design of the Hillman Minx 10 HP automobile. Only four (4) Gnats were built, but they never went into serial production or saw action.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
  Hillman Gnat Armored Car Photos British War Office

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"The Gnat and the Salamander"  by David Fletcher Imperial War Museum


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
British Armoured Cars: 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Hillman Gnat Armored Car Model Kit (7201) Dumedi Models & Accessories 1/72 Resin.
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