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Humber Super Snipe 4 Door Saloon

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Military Vehicle Day, Imperial War Museum, Duxford 6th June 2010
The Humber Snipe pretty much had the field to itself as far as Staff cars were concerned. Three versions were produced all based on the pre-war 4 litre Super Snipe Chassis. These included the Saloon, Tourer and Heavy Utility. All the Snipe varients had extra wide mudguards to cope with the large heavy duty tyres. (Source British Military Vehicles By David E Jane). My grateful thanks to the owner for access to the vehcile.
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About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...


Comments

Nice photos, Thanks Al.
AUG 31, 2010 - 10:58 AM
Hi Dave, Glad you enjoyed them. Al
AUG 31, 2010 - 09:59 PM
I agree, very nice photos. Is there a 1/35 or 1/24 kit of this vehicle already, or if not do we have any hopes of seeing one in the not too distant future?
SEP 01, 2010 - 12:52 PM
Hi Jeremy, There is a 1/32 scale version of the Humber Tourer (Monty's) Old Faithful, a walkabout that to follow on that, but nothing else in plastic as far as I know. I don't recall having seen a resin kit either. Like British Trucks there is a complete lack of both British and American Staff Cars, which is a great pity. IBG seem the only company who might produce on the truck front, Bronco and Tamiya have done German/French Staff Cars but nothing for the Allies yet. Al
SEP 01, 2010 - 09:56 PM
That is a pity. Hopefully the 1/48 release of the Tamiya Citroen and Ford as well as the dual releases of the 1/35 Bronco Opels are a sign of things to come, albeit probably very slowly. I'll have to check out that 1/32 Humber, although that's not a scale I would normally consider building armor in.
SEP 02, 2010 - 08:06 AM