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Morris Light Reconnaissance Car

Mark 1 & 2


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1943
Manufactured by: Morris Motors, Ltd. (Nuffield Group)
Crew: 3
Armament: Boys .55 Anti-Tank Gun on left hull and Bren .303 LMG in right-side turret.
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous: Externally, the Marks 1 and 2 were very similar.  The main differences between them are that the Mark 2 had four-wheel drive and front and rear semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension.  The Mark 1 was 4x2 drive and only had the semi-elliptical suspension in the rear.
Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Morris Light Recon Car Photo (Imperial War Museum) Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK
Morris Light Recon Car Mark 1 Detail Photos (Tank Museum at Bovington, UK) Alan McNeilly - England
Morris Light Recon Car Mark 1 Photos (Tank Museum at Bovington) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
Morris Light Recon Car Mark 2 Photos Robert Langham - England
Morris Light Recon Car Mark 2 Line Drawings George Moore - Plymouth, Devon UK
Morris Light Recon Car Mark 1 Photo (Tank Museum at Bovington) Keith Paget - Northampton, UK

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
"British Armored Car Production Figures - 1945" By Peter Brown
Morris Light Recce Car Mark 1 by Peter Brown via Missing-Lynx


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
  "Filling the Void" (June 2022 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Craig Moore

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Morris Light Recce Car Mark I? Model Kit (K107) Accurate Armour 1/35 Resin/Brass
Morris Mk 2 LRC Model Kit (HLP72031) Brengun 1/72 Resin.
Morris Recce Mark Car Mark II Model Kit (CK 77) Cromwell Models 1/35 Resin. Full Interior
Morris Light Recce Car Model Kit Extratech 1/72 Resin/Brass
Morris Light Reconnaissance Car Model Kit (72461) FC Model Trend 1/72 3D Printed Resin.
Morris Light Recce Car Mark I (Early) Model Kit (72012) MPK-Modellbau 1/72 Resin
Morris Light Recce Car Mark I (Late) Model Kit (72013) MPK-Modellbau 1/72 Resin
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Morris LRC Mark 2 Model Kit (1/35 Cromwell Models) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa USA