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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

In-Boxed: Lanchester Armoured Car
Manufacturer Copper State Models
Kit Number CSM 35001
Scale 1/35
Price €44.77 EUR from Copper State Models

"By 1939, most Lanchesters (13 Mk I; 1 Mk IA; 5 Mk II; and 3 Mk IIA) were sent to the Far East and assigned to the Selangor and Perak battalions of Federated Malay States Volunteer Force, the Singapore Volunteer Corps, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force and the 2nd battalion of Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in Malay, some of which took part in the Malayan Campaign (December 1941 – 15 February 1942) against Japan…."
From Wiki

10 Lanchesters were given to the Territorial Army (23rd London Armoured Car Company and 1st Derbyshire Yeomanry) and in 1940 one was converted to provide protected transportation for use by Cabinet ministers and other VIPs.

In 1941 two were given to the 1st Belgian armoured cars squadron.






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Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

I am confused. The vehicle pictured is a Great War armored car -- Royal Naval Air Service. The text is all about a second world war vehicle. Did the vehicle in the picture serve in the second war, but with different markings?

Maha Bandula27 Mar 2018 12:04 a.m. PST

The version that saw service in Malaya is a very different beast altogether:

deephorse27 Mar 2018 1:05 a.m. PST

The confusion is caused by Wiki text about WWII Lanchesters being applied to an article about building a WWI Lanchester. The two do not belong together.

Very nice job on the model though.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 1:15 a.m. PST

The clue is actually on the box "British World War 1 Armour"

Lovely model . There is something about these old armoured cars I like .

Personal logo TheWhiteDog Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

Is that a Vickers Model C/T in that photo?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!.


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