Scout Car S1 (American) file photo [7959]

Scout Car S1 (American)

CountryAustralia
ManufacturerFord Australia
Primary RoleArmored Car

Contributor:

ww2dbaseIn 1942, leadership of the United States Army in Australia requested the local industries to provide light armored vehicles for patrolling and defending US Army interests in Australia. As a result, Ford Australia produced about 40 armored cars designated Scout Car S1 (American). Based on the Ford CMP F15 chassis, they were lightly armored, equipped two machine guns per vehicle, and armored sides and open tops. Most were built as rear-wheel drive vehicles; a single exception was built as a four-by-four vehicle. They remained in Australia for defense duties and did not see any combat.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Apr 2009

SPECIFICATIONS

Scout Car S1 (American)
MachineryOne Ford 3.9-liter V8 engine rated at 95hp
Suspension4x2, leaf spring; one example built in 4x4 configuration
Armament2x7.7mm Bornwing M1917A1 machine guns
Armor6mm
Crew5
Length4.40 m
Width1.90 m
Height1.80 m
Weight4.0 t

Photographs

Scout Car S1 (American) at rest, date unknown; note Browning M2 machine gun on top and two Browning M1921 machine guns in rear




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Scout Car S1 (American) at rest, date unknown; note Browning M2 machine gun on top and two Browning M1921 machine guns in rear




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