The Daimler Dingo
Tank Museum photo No. 983/A/8
This immaculate vehicle represents what was arguably one
of the finest AFV built in Britain during the Second World
Tank Museum photo No. 2917/A/6
The Dingo was a two-man Scout Car with an ingenious transmission
that gave five-speeds in both directions using a pre-selector
gearbox and fluid flywheel. It was fast, quiet and highly
Tank Museum photo No. 2917/A/2
Sitting next to the driver the other crew member could
swivel his seat to attend to the No. 19 radio, or face forwards
to operate a Bren gun as required.
Tank Museum photo No. 983/A/6
The Dingo was a rear engine layout but well armoured for
its size with 30mm thick plate at the front. It also had
a flat plate beneath the chassis to enable it to slide across
uneven ground but it was always terribly vulnerable to mines.
One very odd feature was the use of solid rubber, instead
of pneumatic tyres, which is why no spare wheel was carried.
Despite this the independent suspension gave a very comfortable
Tank Museum photo No. 3866/G/2
Our exhibit, which is in desert trim, carries the markings
of 12th Lancers in 7th Armoured Division but it is identical
to the type of car used by the Inns of Court on D-Day. It
was restored to this very high standard by Mr Nigel Care
and is on long loan to The Tank Museum.