Humber Heavy Utility four wheel drive (left).
The Humber 4WD dates from 1941 onwards and continued in service
with the British Army until the late
The front suspension (left) is independent using a transverse leaf spring as the top link.
Humber Heavy Utility 4WD:
Left: A Humber FV1611 "Pig" 4x4 armoured car. The payload is nominally rated at 1 ton. Suspension is quite sophisticated, being independent at both ends. This design was surprisingly long lived and Humber Pigs were still seen patrolling trouble spots in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.
Crew: 2+6, loa: 4930mm, width: 2050mm, height: 2120mm,
wheelbase: 2740mm, track: 1720mm, weight: 4770kg empty,
Rolls Royce B60, 6-cyl, 120hp at 3700.
1870: Humber Pedal Cycle Works opened by Thomas Humber, matching the beginnings of many other car companies such as Rover.
1899: Humber Car Company formed and builds the Sociable motor trike, and a four wheeled car a year later.
1903: 5hp Humberette on sale.
1932: Rootes Brothers take control of Humber.
1967: Chrysler buy Humber from Rootes.
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