The Lynx Scout Car was Canada’s version of the British Daimler Dingo, a small four-wheel drive vehicle used for reconnaissance and liaison duties. The Lynx Scout Car was produced by Ford Canada and supplied with a Ford V8 engine (95 hp), transmission and running gears. The Ford V8 engine was more powerful than the 6-cylinder 55 hp Daimler engine used for the Daimler Dingo. A total of 3,255 Lynx Scout Car were produced from 1942 to 1945.
S-Model produces a 1/72 scale (20 mm) Daimler Dingo model kit, which contains two Dingo scout cars.
Since the Canadian Lynx Scout Car was based on the British Daimler Dingo, I painted these models as Lynx Scout Cars belonging to the 12th Manitoba Dragoons (18th Armoured Car Regiment); one of two Canadian armoured car regiments during the Second World War (the other armoured car regiment was the Royal Canadian Dragoons). The Manitoba Dragoons were a Corps level troop and were part of the II Canadian Corps (the Royal Canadian Dragoons were part of the I Canadian Corps).
The images below are found in the Canadian Armour II section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.
Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site is devoted to the hobby of painting and collecting World War 2 models/miniatures. It is my hope, through creating this website, to honour the men and women who served in the Second World War, whose sacrifices and courage have given us the freedom and quality of life we have today.