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Lanchester production numbers

June 7 2014 at 1:17 AM
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Jim Broshot  (Login JimBroshot)


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*** "According to Raymond Surlemont's article in Armored Car No. 10, twenty-two Lanchester armoured cars were sent to Malaya, of which thirteen were Mk.I's, one Mk.IA, five Mk.II's and three Mk.IIA's.***

That is interesting, that is almost 3/4 of the total number of Lanchesters that were manufactured.

Two prototypes (D1E1 and D1E2), ordered July 1927 and ready for testing March 1928.

D1E1 - 1x .303in Vickers MG and 1x .5in Vickers MG in turret and 1x .303in Vickers MG in hull to the left of the driver
D1E2 - 1x .303in Vickers MG in turret and 1x .303in Vickers MG in hull

35 ordered between 1928 and 1932

Mark I - as D1E1 with roomier turret

Mark IA - identical with Mark I except no hull MG to create space for wireless set

Mark II (ordered 1929) - similar to Mark I but single wheels on rear axle and "Bishop's Mitre cupola"

Mark IIA - Mark II without hull MG to create space for wireless set

No individual production numbers given in this source for each Mark.

from MECHANISED FORC BRITISH TANKS BETWEEN THE WARS, by David Fletcher

P.S. and FWIW Fletcher gives the Lanchester engine horsepower as 38hp

 
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  • Lanchester Production Numbers - Pat Brennan on Jun 7, 2014, 4:42 AM
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