Fox Armoured Car
|Fox Armoured Car|
|Place of origin||Canada|
|Used by||British Commonwealth and associated foreign units during the Second World War, Portugal, Netherlands and Indonesia post war.|
|Wars||Second World War|
Portuguese Colonial War
|Length||4.6 m (15 ft)|
|Width||2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)|
|Height||2.4 m (8 ft)|
|Armour||up to 15 mm|
|0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning MG|
|0.30 in (7.62 mm) Browning MG|
|Engine||GMC 6-cyl petrol|
|Speed||71 km/h (44 mph)|
The Fox Armoured Car was a wheeled armoured fighting vehicle produced by Canada in the Second World War.
Built by General Motors, Canada, based on a construction of the British Humber Armoured Car Mk III, adapted to a Canadian Military Pattern truck (CMP) chassis. The turret was manually traversed and fitted with 0.30 and 0.50 in Browning machine guns. The four man crew consisted of the vehicle commander, the driver, a gunner and a wireless operator. 1,506 vehicles were manufactured.
It saw operations in Italy, UK and India. Among its users was Polish 15th Pułk Ułanów Poznańskich ("Poznań Uhlans Regiment"), fighting in Italy in 1943-1944. 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 armoured 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.
Karl Smith Collection in Tooele, Utah
- Magnuski, Janusz (1998), Wozy bojowe Polskich Sił Zbrojnych 1940-1946 (in Polish), Wydawnictwo Lampart, p. 198
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