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Humber Light Reconnaissance Car

Mark 2


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Rootes Group, Ltd. (Humber)
Crew: 3
Armament: (1) Boys .55 Anti-Tank Gun and (1) Bren .303 Light Machine Gun.
Engine: (6) Cylinder Petrol

Although still using the same Humber 8 cwt 4x2 chassis as the Humber LRC Mark 1, the Mark 2 had improved ride, and a turret for a Bren light machine gun. Although it is sometimes difficult to tell a Mark 2 from a Mark 3 LRC, the forward fender of the Mark 2 runs along the line of the armor angle of the front of the vehicle (lower at the front, higher at the rear); while the Humber LRC Mark 3 fender is lower and runs in a straight line.

Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Humber Light Recon Car Mark 2 Photos (And  Above) David Haugh - Content Editor

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
"The Wyvern of Wessex and their Armored Cars"  By M. McEwen Charlish Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #32)


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Armoured Cars (Marmon-Herrington, Alvis-Straussler, Light Reconnaissance) - AFV Weapons Profile #30 B.T. White
British Armoured Cars 1914-1945 B.T. White
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Humber Bent Carlsens Forlag Aps
"Humber at War: Part 2" (October 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Mike Taylor
Humber Light Reconnaissance Car: 1941-45 (Osprey Publishing: New Vanguard #177) Richard Doherty
  "Protection Detail" (November 2020 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Humber LRC Mark 2 Model Kit (IMA05735) International Models Asia 1/35 Resin.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

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