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Fox Armoured Car
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Specifications
Weight 8 t
Length 4.6 m (15 ft)
Width 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Height 2.4 m (8 ft)
Crew 4

Armor up to 15 mm
Primary
armament
0.50 in (12.7 mm) MG
Secondary
armament
0.30 in (7.62 mm) MG
Engine GMC 6-cyl petrol
Power/weight ?
Suspension Wheel 4x4
Operational
range
250 km
Speed 71 km/h (44 mph)

The Fox Armoured Car was a wheeled armoured fighting vehicle produced by Canada in the Second World War.

History

Built by General Motors, Canada, based on the British Humber Armoured Car hull on a CMP chassis. The turret was manually traversed and fitted with 0.303 and 050 in machine guns. The four man crew consisted of the vehicle commander, the driver, a gunner and a wireless operator. 1506 vehicles were manufactured.

Saw operations in Italy, UK and India. After the Second World War many of them went to the Portuguese Army, which used them from 1961 to 1975 in counterinsurgency in Angola, Guinea and Mozambique. The Netherlands, faced with a shortage of Humber armored cars for use in the Dutch East Indies, acquired 39 Foxes, 34 of which were fitted with Humber Mk. IV turrets. The resulting hybrid vehicle, called Humfox, was immediately successful and popular, and some were passed to the Indonesian Army after independence.

Surviving Vehicles

Karl Smith Collection in Tooele, Utah

See also

References

External links

External images
the Fox Armoured Car
WWII photo

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