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Accurate Armour Humber Box
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2008 - 03:42 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides an In-Box Review of the Humber 'Box', a British 4x4 Utility Car offered by Accurate Armour in 1/35.

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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 08:10 AM UTC
Hi guys,

I borrowed a couple of pics from Derek's web site, purely for discussion of course.










and I found these scattered on the wed



this is the BBC version I believe



and a summer tourer



Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 11:26 PM UTC
Nice review of something which may well find its way into my personal stash sooner than later. The BBC version looks like an very interesting project for a small diorama. Wonder if Pathe used them as well?
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 - 12:59 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Yip it's a neat kit, same standard as the Tilly. I though the price was a bit high £54 would have been better than £64 lol, lol and made it more attractive to customers, but you get everything you need and it's cast to a very high standard.

Can't say on Pathe News but it's quite possible

Al
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 - 10:20 PM UTC
I was wondering it anyone knew how many of these were produced and did it get to see most theatres of the War ? For some reason it strikes me as sturdy, good looking vehicle.
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi Thomo,

The Humber 4 x 4 Heavy Utility was the only 4 wheel drive utility built by a British Manufaturer. It was affectionately known as the Humber Box. With independent front suspension the Humber chassis was a comparatively sophisticated design for a military vehicle. They proved to be very sturdy and reliable vehicles and many remained in service after the war.

The same chassis was also used as a basis for the 8cwt personnel/GS truck and light ambulance and also the Mk.IIIA light reconnance car.

I don't have any specific production numbers but it was used in all theateres of war:

Here's a link to the vehicle spec

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=MuGsf0psjvcC&pg=PA107&lpg=PA107&dq=Humber+Box+4x+4+Utility&source=web&ots=K4UBBkUI7D&sig=P5ZZAGEg_53lV0YMDxaBuGiTtrM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result#PPA107,M1

Production began in May 41 and it was employed on a wide scale I believe.

Here's another link

http://warandgame.wordpress.com/2007/12/24/british-military-transport-wwii/

So in answer to your question, don't know the specific number but it was produced in large numbers and widely used at all levels and severed in all theaters of war.

Sorry I can't be of more help.

Al