April 27, 2015

Humber Armoured Car

Humber Armoured Cars
1. With the 9th Armoured Division at Guisborough (Yorkshire) on August 19, 1941.


Humber Armoured Car at El Alamein
2. With the 12th Royal Lancers in El Alamein in July 1942.

Humber Armoured Car at El Alamein of 4t Light Armoured Brigade
3. With the 4th Light Armoured Brigade in Western Desert on August 10, 1942.

Humber Armoured Car in North Africa
4. In North Africa on January 4, 1943.

Humber Armoured Car in Tripoli
5. With the 51st Highland Division in Tripoli on January 28, 1943.

Wading trials at Weymouth
6. With the 43rd (Wessex) Division during wading trials at Weymouth on February 5, 1944.

Humber Armoured Car in Italy
7. With the 1st Division in Italy on June 23, 1944.

Humber Armoured Cars in Italy
8. With the 10th Indian Division in Italy on July 22, 1944.

An overturned Humber south of Caumont
9. An overturned Humber south of Caumont (Normandy) on July 31, 1944.

A column of Humber Armoured Cars at Lile
10. With the 15th (Scottish) Division in Lille on September 5, 1944.

8th Army Tac HQ's Defence Company, Italy
11. With the Defense Company of 8th Army’s Tactical HQ in Italy on September 27, 1944.

A Humber Armoured Car at Athens
12. In Athens on January 6, 1945.

Humber Part I


Humber Part II



Humber Armored Car Specifications

Weight
Mark I – 6.85 tons, Mark II, III, IV – 7.1 tons
Armor
Up to 0.60 in
Max Speed
45 mph
Range
250 miles
Crew
Marks I, II, IV – 3, Mark III – 4
Armament
Marks I, II, III – Besa 15mm MG, Besa 7.92 mm MG,
Mark IV – 37mm gun, Besa 7.92mm MG


Photos attribution
1. O'Brien (Lt), War Office official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
2. McLaren (Lieut), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Mayne (Lieut), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Keating G (Capt), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
5. Fox (Sgt), No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
6. Stubbs (Sgt), War Office official photographer, via Wikimedia Commons
7., 8. Bowman (Sgt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
9. Laing (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
10. Mapham J (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons
11., 12. Gade (Capt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, via Wikimedia Commons