Daimler Scout Car

Daimler Dingo MkIB

The Daimler Scout Car, known in service as the Daimler Dingo (after the Australian wild dog), is a British light, fast four-wheel drive reconnaissance vehicle also used for liaison during the Second World War.

Daimler Dingo MkIII

In 1938, the British War Office issued a specification for a scouting vehicle. Three British motor manufacturers, Alvis, BSA Cycles and Morris, were invited to supply prototypes. Alvis had been in partnership with Nicholas Straussler and provided armoured cars to the Royal Air Force, Morris had participated in trials and production of armoured cars and BSA Cycles – whose parent Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) was involved in armaments – had a small front wheel drive vehicle in production.

Made in UK

Years of production: 1939-1945

Armour: 30 mm

Engine: 6 cylinders

Power: 55 HP

Max. speed: 89 km/h

Weight: 3000 kg

Armament: chain gun BREN (7,7 mm)

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