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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
  "Light Work" (January 2023 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Craig Moore
"Protection Detail" (November 2020 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher
"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
Humber LRC Mark 2 Model Kit (IMA05735) International Models Asia 1/35 Resin.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider