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Humber Mk IIIA Armoured Car
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Posted: Saturday, August 07, 2010 - 12:50 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly brings us a walk around of the Humber Mk IIIA Armoured Car currently on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon



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gwtmoore
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 12:46 AM UTC
Hi Alan,
I think this is the vehicle that was restored by TomThomas, and susequently displayed at the RAF museum.
I hd the privelege of visiting his place many years ago, and measuring / photographing the beast.
I also obtained alot of his build up photo's too mant to put here. His before and after shots are incredible. He also went to great lengths in restoring the vehicle. I have a couple of photos taken in his barn with every component laid out after sandblasting and re-spraying.

George.

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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 07:37 AM UTC
Hi George,

It's a cracking looking vehicle, it is a pity the light in the hall is not the best for taking pictures, but it is a vehicle I'd like to build in 1/35 scale.

Who knows what may appear in the future! Armoured cars are something I've only looked at in passing, although I have a few to build.

BTW I picked up some of the old MAFVA Tankette booklets when I was visiting Hannants recently and spending money lol, lol. I came across a selection of your articles on the Guy and Humber Armoured Cars. I just need to ferret out the first copy. Have these ever been republished? They look like very useful articles, and the drawing will come in very handy.

The restoration pics would make good viewing that's for sure.

Cheers

Al
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 05:03 AM UTC
Thanks to Patrick from Warwheels for pointing out this is the Light Recce Car not Light Armoured Car. Nameoculture gets you every time

Thanks Patrick.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 08:21 AM UTC
No prob... It's a beauty of a vehicle none-the-less.