We are in the midst of restoring a chassis for the Foundation’s Sd.Kfz 261 Ausf B German armoured car. A few parts are still required and are being sourced. The other German armoured car projects involving the Sd.Kfz 222 4 Serie and Sd.Kfz 223 3 Serie have started at the same time. Focus will remain on the chassis until completed and will then shift to assembly of all 3 rare armoured cars. We will be reassembling the bodies and turrets utilising numerous armoured car sections panels from exploded, abandoned or survivors of the various scrap drives since the war. You can follow this activity through our weekly updates in Inside Track.
Archives are well stocked with official and personal records from the colonies and dominions of those who served as part of the Allied war effort. The story of the vehicles, the people who made them and where they were produced is another matter. We have therefore selected four machines for restoration to commemorate the contribution of the people of the Empire at home and on campaign in WWII. These are an LP1 Universal Carrier from Australia, an Indian armoured vehicle and two Marmon Herrington Mk III armoured cars from South Africa.
We hope that these vehicles will create a lasting physical tribute to the enormous effort made by the peoples of the Empire in securing victory for the Allies in the Second World War.