Automitrailleuse Daimler «Dingo» Scout Car

Automitrailleuse Daimler «Dingo» Mk.II Scout Car

The Daimler Scout Car, popularly known as the Dingo, was one of the finest armoured fighting véhicules built en Grande-Bretagne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. It was small, fast, et well protected avec 30 mm of frontal armour et solid rubber "run-flat" tires. The Dingo had a pre-selector gearbox, self-changing transmission avec fluid flywheel, which provided five forward et five reverse gears. The innovative four-wheel steering of the early Daimler Scout Car Mk.I was discontinued in the Mk.II, because inexperienced conducteurs found the véhicule too difficult to control. The Dingo had a two-man crew, et it was armed avec une mitrailleuse légère Bren ou un fusil antichar Boys. The passenger seat swivelled to allow the véhicule commander to fire the LMG ou use the No. 19 radio set installed in the rear of the fighting compartment. The Dingo had a flat chassis plate which protected its underside from rough ground, but which also made the véhicule very vulnerable to mines.

The Daimler Dingo Scout Car was first deployed avec le Corps Expéditionnaire Britannique during the Bataille de France, et it proved so successful that it remained in service until 1952, when the Daimler Ferret replaced it. Captured Daimler Dingo scout cars were well liked, et readily employed by unités de l'armée allemande; they were designated Panzerspähwagen Mk.I 202 (e) ou Mk.II 202 (e) in the Wehrmacht.

The Ford Motor Company of Canada manufactured 3255 similar Ford Lynx Scout Cars pour les forces canadiennes et du Commenwealth. And, from 1943 to 1945, automobile manufacturer italien Lancia produced copies of the Dingo, named Autoblindo Lince, pour l'armée de la république sociale italienne. Many of these véhicules were confiscated by the Wehrmacht, et designated Panzerspähwagen Lince Mk.I 202 (i) en service allemand. Daimler Dingo Scout Cars served in the Portuguese Army, et the Cyprus National Guard from 1964 to 1974.

Maquettes disponibles

  • Daimler Dingo Mk.II (2nd New Zealand Cavalry Regiment), 1/32 King & Country EA10
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.IA (folding roof), 1/35 Maquette 3555
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.II, 1/35 Tamiya 35018
    • Daimler Mk.II Detail, 1/35 Eduard 35143
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.II Scout Car, 1/48 Gaso.Line
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.II Scout Car, 1/56 Bolt Action Miniatures 343
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.II Scout Car, 1/76 Matchbox 40175
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.II Scout Car avec Crew, 20 mm Raventhorpe
  • Daimler Dingo Mk.III (no roof), 15 mm Battlefront Miniatures BR310
  • Daimler Dingo Scout Car, 1/285 GHQ UK50
  • Daimler Dingo Scout Car, 1/300 Heroics & Ros B024

Spécifications Techniques

  • Daimler «Dingo» Scout Car
  • Type: Automitrailleuse
  • Moteur: Daimler 18 HP, 2.5 litres 6-cylinder petrol engine avec 55 hp (41 kW)
  • Suspension: wheeled 4×4
  • Vitesse: 80 km/h sur route
  • Autonomie: 320 km
  • Longueur: 6350 mm
  • Largeur: 2908 mm
  • Hauteur: 2833 mm
  • Empattement: 1982 mm
  • Poids: 3 t
  • Blindage: up to 30 mm
  • Armement: mitrailleuse légère de .303 Bren ou fusil antichar de .55 Boys
  • Équipage: chef, conducteur
  • Production: 1939–1945 (6626 véhicules)

Déploiement Historique

  • Corps Expéditionnaire Britannique, France 1940
    • 1re Division Blindée
    • 4th Northumberland Fusiliers
  • Panzerspähwagen Mk.I 202 (e), Wehrmacht 1940–1945
  • Brigade de Chars Britannique et Commonwealth, 1943
    • Squadron HQ, 1 Dingo
    • Regimental HQ, 1 Dingo
    • Brigade HQ, 3 Dingos
  • Régiment Blindé Britannique et Commonwealth, 1943
    • Intercommunication Troop of HQ Squadron, 9 to 12 Dingos
  • Panzerspähwagen Mk.II 202 (e), Wehrmacht 1942–1945
  • Lancia Lince copy of the Dingo Mk.I, République sociale italienne 1943
    • Panzerspähwagen Lince Mk.I 202 (i), Wehrmacht 1943–1945
  • Armée Britannique, 1946–1952
  • Cyprus National Guard, 1964–1974
  • Armée Portugaise

The Daimler «Dingo» Scout Car is a very unique looking véhicule, which will make a nice addition to any collection of armoured fighting véhicules. Joueurs de Guerre will find the Dingo very useful as a standard scout car used by many Axis et Allied units throughout la Seconde Guerre mondiale.

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Figurines Britanniques de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale