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Great Britain's Humber Reconnaissance Car

Production

  • Humber: 3,600

Variants

  • Humber Light Recon Cars "Ironside": Saw service with reconnaissance regiments and the RAF Regiment.
  • Humber Mk II: Shield for armament.
  • Humber Mk III: Small turret for the armament.

Specifications

  Humber Reconnaissance Car
Crew 31
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 6,272 lb,
3.8 tons1,
3,860 kg1
Mk II: 6,720 lb
Length 14' 4"1, 4.37 m1
Height 6' 10", 7' 1"1,
2.16 m1
Width 6' 2"1,
1.88 m1
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 2: 7.7 mm (.303 cal) MG1
Mk II, III: Boys ATR hull, Bren LMG
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 101, 12
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model)  
Transmission  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 45 mph, 50 mph1,
80 kph1
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Tires  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site

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