Daimler Armored Car file photo [7416]

Daimler Armored Car

CountryUnited Kingdom
ManufacturerDaimler Motor Company, England, United Kingdom
Primary RoleArmored Car


ww2dbaseThe Daimler Armored Cars were of a related development as the Daimler Scout Cars, with the only practical difference being that the Daimler Armored Cars were equipped with turrets originally made for the Tetrarch light tanks. Although production began in 1939, transmission problems kept them out of service until mid-1941. Their fully independent suspension and four-wheel drive provided them the versatility needed on the front lines. In North Africa, the UK 11th Hussars and the Derbyshire Yeomanry operated them with effectiveness in the desert terrain; units operating these vehicles in Southeast Asia and Europe also reported satisfaction with them. Between 1939 and 1945, 2,694 Daimler Armored Cars were built; they were used by the British until the 1960s, outlasting the planned replacement Coventry armored cars.

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Last Major Revision: Feb 2009


Daimler Armored Car
MachineryOne Daimler 4.1-liter 6-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 95hp
SuspensionCoil spring, wheel 4x4
Armament1x40mm QF 2-pdr gun, 1x7.92mm coaxial Besa machine gun, 1x7.7mm Bren machine gun
Length4.00 m
Width2.46 m
Height2.26 m
Weight7.0 t
Speed80 km/h
Range320 km


Daimler Armored Car Mk II, date unknownDaimler Armored Car and trucks passing through cheering crowds in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 20 Sep 1944Canadian Daimler and Humber armored cars in the Belgian-Dutch border town of Putte, 11 Oct 1944; note Sint-Dionysiuskerk in background, and the photo was likely taken on the border looking north into the Netherlands

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