The Marmon-Herrington Mk IVF armoured car at the Athens War Museum

Photo gallery, WW2, WW2 in Greece

By Pierre Kosmidis

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A restored to its 1947 Greek Army colour and markings Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car is currently exhibited at the court yard of the Athens War Museum.

Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car was a series of armoured vehicles that were produced in South Africa and adopted by the British Army during WW2.

Mk IVF (1943) is a version very similar to the Mk IV, but based on the Canadian Ford F60L four wheel drive 3 ton truck chassis to fulfill a British order of 1,200 vehicles.


The Mark IV was a completely redesigned vehicle, though still based on the same engine and Marmon-Herrington components.

The rear-mounted engine and the transmission were bolted directly to the welded hull.

Armour protection was still thin at only 12 mm to the front and 6 mm thick elsewhere.


A QF 2 pounder anti-tank gun was mounted in a two-man turret.

The gun used an artillery mounting as the turret was not up to the stress of a tank mantlet mounting.

Late production vehicles had a coaxial Browning MG.

An anti-aircraft Vickers or Browning MG was mounted on the turret roof.

Over 2,000 units were built.


Marmon Herrington Mk.IVF armoured car
Crew: 4
Weight: 6.4 tonnes
Length: 5.51 m
Height: 2.29 m
Width: 1.83 m
Armour: 20 mm
Engine: 8-cylinder Ford V90 petrol. 95 hp (71 kW), 3600 rpm
Speed: 80 km/h
Operational Range: (on-road) 322 km, (off-road 193 km)
Armament: 1x 40mm QF 2-pdr, 2x 7.92mm Browning MG