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Morris Mk2 Armoured Car
 

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Historical: The Morris Mk I, designated as "light reconnaissance car", was based on a standard truck chassis. It was produced by the Nuffield Group as a supplement to the Humber Mk I. It was put into service at the Royal Reconnaissance Corps in 1942.
A Mk II version with AWD also available.
Some 2.000 Mk I and Mk II were build.
Length: 3.91 m (154 inches).
Width: 2.03 m (80 inches).
Height: 1.88 m (74 inches).
Weight: 3.251 kg (7.225 lb.).
Armor
: 8 - 14 mm (
Engine
: Own 4-cylinder, 3.501 cm3 (213 cubic inches) displacement.
Horsepower: 71 at 3.100 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 9.25 - 16.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 64 liters (14 gallons).
Range: 230 km (145 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Runflat tyres. Armed with a Boys anti-tank rifle and a Bren gun.

This armoured car was found lying near a sawmills junkyard by Army Museum Team. After a long conversation with the owner of the sawmill, they decide to donate it to the museum. 

The history of this armoured car is hardly can be trace in ww2 but the history in Malaya can be traced out. It was purchased in mid-1950's by the sawmill owner to protect their factory and their convoy from being ambushed by Communist Terrorists. The vehicle was used by British Army for escort duties during the Emergency Years ( 1948-1960 ). During the Emergency, this LRC was driven by two British Lieutenants which based inside the sawmill. From this sawmill to Semenyih Town and back, this LRC were patrolling and escorting any vehicle from the sawmill.

It was recovered in July 2003 and transfered to Army Museum in Port Dickson for restoration.


Morris being winched out to see another sunny day

 


Only damaged parts were tyres after 50 years stationery.


Front section of Morris LRC


Rear section of Morris which the spare tyre still remained.

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