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Ferret Mark 4 (FV711) "Big Wheel"

(Reconnaissance) Scout Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Great Britain
First Produced/Service Dates: 1967
Manufactured by: The Daimler Company, Ltd.
Crew: 3
Armament: Turret: .30 cal Browning Light Machine Gun
Engine: 6 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: Fully amphibious vehicle converted from Mark 1 or Mark 2/3 variants.  Among other differences, it was fitted with larger wheels/tires, disc brakes, stronger suspension and a floatation screen.
Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Ferret Mark 4 Scout Car Photo (2nd Prototype - Modified from a Mark 2/3 Vehicle) Lt. Colonel James Loop via David Haugh - Content Editor
  Ferret Mark 4 Scout Car Photo David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
Ferret Mark 4 Scout Car Photos Patrick Keenan - Editor
    Ferret Scout Car Instructional Hull & 3D Electrical Diagram (Driver and Maintenance School - Bovington Camp: Circa 1994) Clive Elliott - Editor of The Shorland Site
Ferret Scout Car Instructional Hull/Interior Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
Ferret Scout Car Instructional Hull Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Ferret Scout Car Information and Photos Ferret FV701 Website


Reference Author
  "Big-Wheeled Ferrets" (February 2015 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) David Fletcher
British Armoured Cars Since 1945 Simon Dunstan

"Daimler Ferret" (March 2013 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

Geoff Fletcher
Daimler "Ferret" Scout Car - Armored/Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Data #2 David R. Haugh
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Ferrets and Fox - AFV Weapons Profile #44 R.M. Ogorkiewicz
Ferret: the FV 700 Series In British Army Service Pat Ware Warehouse Military Vehicle Datafile
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Ferret Mk 4 "Big Wheel" Armored Car Model Kit Accurate Armour 1/35 Multi-Media

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider