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Humber Mk IV, 4 x 4, (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of The Guard Hussar Regiment Historical Collection

 

Danish Army Specific: Delivered by the British forces in Germany in 1945. A total of 71 vehicles were delivered. When the Humber Mk IV was demobbed in 1953, the inventory had reduced to 64 units.
Historical
: In 1939 existing facilities in Britain were fully committed for the manufacture of armoured cars. As the British Army was in a desperate need for armour, the Rootes Group were asked to undertake the design and production of a armoured car.
To save time, Rootes adopted an existing design, the Guy armoured car, and allied it to Karrier KT4
FAT which had been delivered to India just before the outbreak of WW II. The first order for 500 units were placed in 1940, and production by Karrier began in early 1941.
Gradually improved in detail through Marks I - III. Mk IV (from 1942) had a US M5 or M6 37 mm gun instead of the British 15 mm Besa.
When production resumed in 1945 around 3.650 units had been made, more of half being the Mk IV version.
A Canadian version based on the Mk III, known as the Fox, was produced by General Motors and Hamilton Bridge. Some 200 vehicles were made.
Length: 4.50 m (175 inches).
Width: 2.20 m (85 inches).
Height: 2.39 m (93 inches).
Weight: 7.056 kg (15.680 lb.).
Armour
: 15 mm max..
Engine
: 6-cylinder, Rootes, 4.086 cm3 (249 cubic inches).
Horsepower: 90 at 3.200 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: N/A.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 10.50 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Range: 400 km (250 miles).
Crew: 3.
Armament: 37 mm gun, 1 7.92 mm Besa machine gun, 2 102 mm smoke dischargers.
Additional: Another known user of the Humber Mk IV is Burma, Ceylon, Cyprus, Mexico, the Netherlands and Portugal.


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