Thursday, 17 March 2011

Staghound MkIII Armoured Car

Hot on the heels of my 'vanilla' Staghound, we have it's rather sexier relative.  This is another Raventhorpe model and apart from the barrel of the 6 pounder gun being a bit chunky it's a pretty good representation.  Given the size (and weight) of the Crusader turret, one wonders how many were rolled while their divers were engaged in what the modern motoring press call 'spirited cornering'.


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Battlefield ingenuity at it's best, as in anything that can be done to get a bigger gun in an A/C

Even if it is just a 6pdr it's three times better than a 2pdr pop-gun

Probably best needed for its HE effect!

Again very nice!

Paul said...

Great stuff. Especially true about the weight of the turret.

Riveting post!

Don M said...

Well this one has some teeth!
Think you may be right about
it's cornering capabilities,
heat to be firing and driving
this puppy across rough country!

Tim Gow said...

I remember using rules years ago in which light vehicles with big guns were very 'cost effective'. Might have been the old WRG skirmish set. I don't think the 6-pdr had an effective HE round, but you'd feel a lot better about having it to hand.

Tim Gow said...

The MkIII is rather a compelling combination - rather like an early Panhard AML-90. Riveting - very good.

Tim Gow said...

I understand that Staghound was designed for use in North Africa but it arrived too late. It would have been great in the desert but was probably a bit bulky for NW Europe.