Название: Army Wheels in Detail Humber Mk.I II Scout Car
Автор: A. Knizek M. Burian
Издательство: Capricorn Publications
Год издания: 2007
Размер: 22 Mb
Изображения: цветные и черно-белые фото, цветные рисунки
The production in the beginning of the 2nd World War in Great Britain focused mainly on heavy tanks that subsequently led to great shortage of the highly needed reconnaissance vehicles. Only Beaverette vehicles based on the Humber personal vehicle were available at that time. It was only lightly armoured using welded metal plates and equipped by one machine gun. These modified vehicles were used by RAF for airfield protection and also assigned to the newly established Reconnaissance Corps. The main burden of British Army's mobile reconnaissance units was taken over by light armoured vehicles equipped by machine gun. One of the most extensively used was Humber Scout Car Mk.l and Mk.ll. The production of the Humbers started in 1943 by Rootes group (corporation of Sunbeam. Talbot, Humber, Hillman, Singer and Commer).
Upon contract R 3048 the prototype of registration number F195100 had been passed over for service evaluation in 1942. Subsequently, the series production was approved with only minor changes.