The Daimler Fighting Vehicles Project

Information for collectors and enthusiast of the Daimler Dingo Scout Car & Daimler Armoured Car


The Original And Finest Go Anywhere, Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Daimler Fighting 
Vehicles in Operation
 during WW2
Regiments that 
used Daimler Fighting
Design and 
Development of the
  Armoured Car.

Design & 
Development of the
Daimler Ferret

Design & 
Development of the
 Daimler Fox
Daimler Fighting
 Vehicles in Operation
 Since WW2
Design and 
Development the 
Daimler Dingo.
develop DSC
develop DAC
develop FERRET
develop FOX
post ww2
HCR regiment
Related Vehicles
  the Ford Lynx
ford lynx
Related Vehicles
 the Lancia Astura Lince
Lancia Astura Lynx
WW2 Period
Liberation Film Clips
Photo’s Not
 Attributable To Theatre 
Or Unit
Oddities & Oddballs
Daimlers  In Film



In early 2006 I attended a vintage car show in Chatham Historic Dockyard, and there among the other 1930’s and 40’s vehicles was a car that I had never set eyes on before and knew absolutely nothing about.


It was not fast, it was not shiny.

And it certainly was not going to make me a hit with the ladies.

But being very heavy, tough looking and green, I thought ‘Wow that’s really great!’

My next thought was ‘where can I get one’?


The car in question was a Daimler Scout Car and after a year of searching I managed to acquire one and have since enjoyed driving it  to other shows or events through out the south east of Great Britain.


At these events I have met countless ex servicemen who have enthralled me with tales of there exploits during WW2 to the early 1970’s.  

And so began a fascination with the history of both the cars and also those men who bravely served in them.


Some initial research quickly discovered that there are not many surviving cars and that very little history of the cars has been recorded.  

Where information had previously  been published it generally was brief and sometimes incorrect or contradictory.


This project seeks to redress this shortfall is intended to act as a focal point for the continued research.


The fruits of the project owe a lot to the members of the ‘Dingo Register’, historic vehicle enthusiasts, ex service veterans and others who have helped to supply & ensure that the information given is as accurate as possible.


Also a special mention must also be given to both the London Imperial War Museum and Bovington Tank Museum who’s assistance with this project has been invaluable.


Since this project was commenced I have also acquired a Daimler Armoured car & a second dingo both of which are now fully roadworthy. A third dingo is currently under restoration which although not owned by me, will be at my disposal at shows and the like allowing me to present a ‘Half Troop’.


Those persons who have detailed knowledge of the vehicles are recommended to join the following yahoo group sites.  These have been set up and are intended to provide a forum for owners of the surviving vehicles to trade information and communicate with each other.

As implied they also contain a register of surviving vehicles.



The Dingo Scout Car Society (on facebook)!/groups/437020513037556/



The Dingo Register



The Daimler Armored Car Register


(The two yahoo groups are little used nowadays but hold a good archive of

Articles and technical data, not practicable to find on the facebook site.)



‘ Singe’

Feb  2016







Surviving Vehicles
Dingo Scout Car
Surviving DSC
Surviving Vehicles
Daimler Armoured Car
Surviving DAC


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Design and 
Development of the Dingo
 & Armoured Car
develop DSC


The research is presented as a series of PDF files

To obtain a reader follow the link below and follow the instructions.


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The authors 1944 Daimler Dingo & 1942 Daimler Armoured car

The authors 1944 Daimler Dingo being thrashed around the arena at the War & Peace Show 2008.

Shortly before it expired with an expensive clunk - (Lesson learned!)

For sale

The authors 1942 Daimler Armoured Car at the War & Peace Show 2013.