Specific: Delivered by the
British forces in Germany just after WW II. The picture
is taken at Air Base Skrydstrup. Quantity and specific
Historical: The Morris Mk I, designated as
"light reconnaissance car", was based on a
standard 4 x 2 truck chassis. It was produced by the
Nuffield Group as a supplement to the Humber Mk I.
It was put into service in 1942 at the Royal
Reconnaissance Corps and RAF Regiment, who used them for
defending airfields, and later in the war capturing enemy
The Mk II version with AWD became available in 1943. Besides the driven front axle a
different suspension made the hull sit higher in the air.
Some 2.000 Mk I and Mk II had been build when production ceased in 1945.
Other known users of the Morris light reconnaissance car was the Thai
Length: 3.91 m (154 inches).
Width: 2.03 m (80 inches).
Height: 1.88 m (74 inches).
Weight: 3.251 kg (7.225 lb.).
Armour: 8 - 14 mm (
Engine: Own 4-cylinder, 3.501 cm3 (213 cubic inches)
Horsepower: 71 at 3.100 rpm.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Tyres: 9.25 - 16.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 64 liter (14 gallons).
Range: 230 km (145 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Run flat tyres, and mounted
with a no. 10 radio operated by the commander. Armed with
a Boys anti-tank rifle and a Bren gun.