181 Morris LRC light recon car with ‘Firefly’ option

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Description

The Nuffield Group had been brought in to supplement production of light reconnaissance cars by Standard Motor Company (Beaverette) and Humber (Humber LAC, also known as “Humberette”).

The vehicle had an unusual internal arrangement, with the three-man crew sitting side by side by side with the driver in the middle, a crewman manning a small multi-sided turret mounting a Bren light machine gun on the right, and another with a Boys anti-tank rifle (mounted in brackets in the hatches on the hull roof) and access to radio set on the left. From 1940 to 1944, over 2,200 were built.

The vehicle was used in the North African, Italian and in North-West Europe campaigns. Some served with the RAF Regiment, others were given to Polish units.

One of the surviving vehicles is on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, another at The Tank Museum, Bovington, and another at the Military Museum at Port Dickson, Malaysia.

A number of variants were proposed including the ‘Firefly’ where a 6 pounder was fitted to the vehicle, moving the driver to the side. Included in the kit are all components necessary to make a number of versions including the ‘firefly’

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 250 × 150 × 54 mm
Scale

1:35, 1:48

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