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Old 18-02-06, 14:21
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Default What is this?

It doesn’t match any of the photos of British light armoured cars that I have seen before. The caption for the photo reads:

“Daimler armoured cars and other recce vehicles on the road near Lille St Hubert (St Huibrechts), 20 September 1944.”

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Old 18-02-06, 14:41
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John,

It is a SOD, a sawn off Daimler armoured car, followed by other Daimler A/c's. The SOD was I believe, used the the Inns of Court Regt, possibly others, for recce.

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Old 18-02-06, 14:57
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Default Greatly reduced weight

Looking at the suspension it would appear that the weight had been greatly reduced must have done wonders for off road performance, speed, hill climbing, and mud.
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Old 18-02-06, 15:37
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Thanks Richard,

Now that you pointed it out, I can see that it is a Daimler A/C with the turret and front fenders removed. Were these factory built this way, or was it a field mod, perhaps to re-cycle some KOed armoured cars?

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Old 18-02-06, 18:29
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Were these factory built this way, or was it a field mod, perhaps to re-cycle some KOed armoured cars?
Hi John,

Apparantly, these Daimlers were converted for a recce role in NW Europe 1944, for use by The Inns of Court Regt. A customer who I restored a Daimler Dingo for, in Inns of C markings, had shown me photos of them, I think from a book of the history of the Regt. Being lower, they were less likely to be spotted over hedges and could hold several crew members, whereas the existing Scout cars had space limitations. I suspect there was also a shortage of Scouts as well. It would have been a field mod.

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