Daimler Ferret Scout Car Variants

 

 

 

 

Last updated on the 16/02/2015 22:23

 

Training Aid with the MK 2/3 - MK 2/6 hybrid in the background

 

 

Mk 1 Ferret

 

 

MK 1/2 Ferret

 

 

MK 2/2 Ferret

 

   

 

MK 2/3 Ferret

 

   

 

MK 2/4 Ferret

Up armoured (flat rear hatches extra plates welded to the hull and Turret sides. Also on some up armoured Ferrets you will find strengthening plates behind the four external bins on the hull seams.

 

 

 

MK 2/6 Ferret armed with wire guided Vigilant missiles

 

The centre picture is a MK 2/3 fitted with a MK 2/6 Vigilant Turret (no reload bins) it should not have a spare wheel. With the Vigilant Missile system removed the MK 2/6 became a MK 2/7.

 

       

 

MK2/7 Picture taken at Withams 6th December 2009.

 

It has been mentioned on a forum (HMVF) that this might not be a true MK2/7 as the de-conversions were provided with a new ID plate on conversion.

 

 

           

       

 

MK 4 onwards the so called 'big wheel' Ferret

 

           

 

Picture taken at Withams 6th December 2009

 

I would have taken internal pictures but the camera batteries gave up the ghost!

 

 

MK 5 Ferret with Swingfire missiles

 

   

Lex Moodie has kindly allowed me to use three photos (Training Aid, MK 2/6 & MK5 Ferret)

 

I am attempting to list all of the bins that should be installed internally and externally on each mark of Ferret and any CES which is common to one particular mark off Ferret as well.

I would welcome any pictures for this section.

Contact Andy at ferrettkittatyahoo.co.uk replace the at with @

 

 Internal bins / boxes  Number off per vehicle  Position in vehicle  Ferret MK  Picture off item
No.80 smoke grenade boxes Two Rear of fighting compartment above the petrol tank. Two versions off the Number 80 Box shown either type could be fitted. 1, 2, 4 & 5

Pictures abovecourtesy off Andrew S

No.36 Mills Grenade boxes Up to Three carried   1, 1-2, 2, 4 & 5

Pictures below courtesy off Andrew S

Splinter Screen box/holder One   1, 1-2, 2, 4 & 5
Driverís No.17 periscope box One   1, 2, 4 & 5
Commanders periscope box One   2, 4 & 5
Flask holder Two   1, 2, 4 & 5
30. Cal ammo box holder One  Mounted near to the escape hatch 1, 2 & 4
Bren magazine box One  Mounted near to the escape hatch 1 & 1/2
Bren Magazine Box holder One Mounted to left of driver 1

30. Cal ammo holder bin One  Mounted on the escape hatch 1,2,4 & 5 No picture at the moment
30. Cal ammo holder bin One  Mounted on the escape hatch (slot for AFV Spares box) 1,2,4 & 5
AFV Gun spares box One Held in the cage on the side of the ammo box above 1,2,4 & 5
Fold down seats (jump seat) Two  Mounted on the escape hatches 1 + 1/2
Fire suppression bar One Above the two rear visors 2 & 4
First aid box holder (internal) One Mounts to the gearbox by the drivers feet 1, 2, 4 & 5
First aid box holder (external) One Opposite side to the aerial mount 1,2,4 & 5
Bren Mount One Mounts to top of roof on a MK 1 and Mk 1/2 1 + 1/2
Bren Barrel Mount One Transmission tunnel drivers left 1, 1/2 + others? No picture at the moment
Combined Bren butt and bulb box holder One Mounts to the Bevel Box by the drivers left foot 1, 1/1+others?
Early Windscreen One Front Hatch 1 + others
Later Windcreen One Front Hatch 1 + others  
Normal Drivers Hatch One Front Hatch 1 + others  
Night Intensifier Hatch One Front Hatch 1, 1/1+ 2's

Night Intensifier scope One Mounted to a modified front hatch 1, 1/2 + 2
Bulb box holder One Mounted near the drivers left foot on either the bevel box or the hull side (02CA35 has the hull mounting) 1,2,4 & 5
Bulb box One Fitted in the above 1,2,4 & 5 No picture at the moment
Sterling magazine holder One To the drivers right under the Thermos Flask holders 1,2,4 & 5
Sten / Sterling magazine holder One Mounted above and forward of gear selector or beneath the Thermos Flasks 1, 2 &4?
Canvas cover

Support bar

One  CES common only to the MK1 Ferret 1
One  CES kit common only to the MK1 Ferret 1
Document holder One  Mounted internally but later moved into the large centre bin 1, 2 & 4?
WS 88 Bin One  Mounted and set back too the drivers left

1,2,4 & 5

Spotlight One  

2,4 & 5

Spotlight / light cover One/two/three?  

1,2,4 & 5

Sten / Sterling mount One Behind the commander 1,2,4 & 5? No picture at the moment
Sterling mount with seat belt mounting One Behind the commander 1,2,4 & 5? No picture at the moment
Drivers sten mount One By the Speedo / Tachometer 1 + 2 No picture at the moment
Browning Turret Mount One Turret 2 + 4  
Turret Tray (Browning) One   2 & 4
GPMG Turret Mount One Turret 2  
Turret Tray (GPMG) One Turret 2 & 4 No picture at the moment
Oil spares box (turret tray) One   2 & 4

Picture above courtesy off Andrew S

Fire Extinguisher Depends on the amount of brackets   1,2,4 & 5
Fire Extinguisher Bracket     1,2,4 & 5 No picture at the moment
Fire Extinguisher Bracket (Engine compartment) Two In the engine compartment under the exhaust elbow 1,2,4 & 5

Sand Channels Two   1+ 2
Pierced steel planking (PSP) Two   1+ 2
Missile re-load bin MK 2/6 only (external) One  

MK 2/6 only

No picture at the moment
Left Front bin (external) One   Mk's 1 & 2 No picture at the moment
Spare wheel mounting (doubles as the escape hatch) One   Mk's 1 & 2 No picture at the moment
Left rear bin (external) One   Mk's 1 & 2 No picture at the moment
Right front bin (external) One   Mk's 1 & 2 No picture at the moment
Centre bin (external) One   Mk's 1 & 2 No picture at the moment
Right rear bin (external) One   Mk's 1 & 2 No picture at the moment

 

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