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Daimler Ferret Scout Car Mk 2/3 1952–1980s

Serial No: N/A
Period: Post-WWII
Reference: N/A
Museum: London
Location: Hangar 5
On Display: Yes

The Ferret was used in most parts of world, proving to be particularly popular as it was very easy to maintain in combat conditions. The RAF first used the armoured car in the Radfan area of Aden near Yemen during operations in the 1960s. Later the Ferret was used by the RAF Regiment to protect Harrier sites.
This example was restored at RAF Northolt using parts from several vehicles. 

Dimensions Length 3.38m /11ft 1in.
        Width 1.9m / 6ft 3in.
Type         Four-wheel-drive armoured scout car
Engine 129bhp Rolls-Royce B60 Mk 6A petrol
Road speed 58 mph / 93km/h
Range 186 miles / 300km
Armament One  7.62mm /0.3in. machine gun. Three smoke dischargers on either side of the hull.

 

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