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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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Markings on Humber scout car
exer
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 - 09:19 PM UTC
I asked over on ML with not much luck so can anybody make a guess as to the markings on the front of this Humber Scout car or is it just the scratchings of a zealous censor?

THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN 1944
THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE NORMANDY CAMPAIGN 1944 IWM (B 6744)

Also any idea what that wire /pipe is on the non standard stowage box?

Finally is that three letter word on the side of the door PAT?

scratchings
JackG
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 04:52 AM UTC
Was just googling some b/w images of the Humber Scout, when I came across this one.

The front lower hull marking looks like it could be the vehicle weight and dimension card:



It's something you don't notice until you are aware such a thing existed. Several photo examples on Sherman tanks loading up prior to Normandy can be found. There is also the well known Humber image of Cigar:



My calculations put the card @ 8x10 inches:



See also my post over at missinglynx:


https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/afw-3028-weight-and-dimension-card-t320898.html
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC
The pipe is a bent steel rod welded to the hull. It was used as a step to climb onto the vehicle.