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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

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