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Humber Light Reconnaissance Car

Mark 3/3a


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 (The Mark 3A did NOT mount the Boys AT Gun)
Engine: (6) Cylinder Petrol

Unlike the Humber LRC Mark 1 and Humber LRC Mark 2 which had 4x2 drive, the Mark 3 used a specially designed four-wheel drive chassis, and went into production near the end of 1941. The Humber LRC Mark 3a was very similar to the earlier Mark 3, except it had additional observation ports added to the front angles of the vehicle's upper armor. Newly produced Mark 3a's (as well as converted older marks) began to appear in 1943.

Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Humber LRC Mark 3 Photos Rootes Group Ltd. via David Haugh - Content Editor
Humber LRC Mark 3a Photos (Photos from RAF Museum - Hendon) Patrick Keenan - Editor
Humber LRC Mark 3a Photos (Photos from RAF Museum - Hendon) Alan McNeilly - England

References Available


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
Humber Mark 3 LRC Information and Photos Canadian Soldiers.Com Website
"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
In Every Place: The RAF Armoured Cars in The Middle East 1921-1953 Nigel W.M. Warwick
  "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 3 Model Kit (IMA01035) International Models Asia 1/35 Resin.
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider