Monday 1 February 2021

1/72 scale (20 mm) Otter Light Reconnaissance Car, 12th Manitoba Dragoons

 

Technical Data Card: Otter LRC

The Otter Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC) was a Canadian-made light armoured car developed by General Motors (GM) of Canada, and built in Oshawa, Ontario.  The Otter was based on the Chevrolet C15 Canadian Military Pattern Truck chassis and utilized several GM standard components. While the layout of the Otter was based on the British Humber Mark III LRC, the appearance of the Otter differed in many ways from the Humber Mk III (the Otter had a shorter front, a sloped roof and a longer rear).  Production of the Otter LRC occurred from 1942 to 1945, with some 1,761 Otters built.

 

The STL files for the Otter Light Reconnaissance Cars were downloaded from MarkeBot’s Thingiverse and designed by DetnnoSound.  I used a Creality Ender Pro 3 to print these models.

 

 

 

 

Technical Data Card: Otter LRC


Technical Data Card: Otter LRC


Technical Data Card: Otter LRC

 

 

 

I 3D printed two Otter Light Reconnaissance Cars (LRC) and painted the LRCs with the markings of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons (18th Armoured Car Regiment).  The Manitoba Dragoons were a corps level troop attached to the II Canadian Corp; they were one of two Canadian armoured car regiments during the Second World War.  The other armoured car regiment was the 1st Armoured Car Regiment, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, which were attached to the I Canadian Corps.

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Otter LRC


Thingiverse Otter LRC


Thingiverse Otter LRC


 

 


Thingiverse Otter LRC


Thingiverse Otter LRC


Thingiverse Otter LRC

 

 

 

The images below are found in the Canadian Armour II section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.

 

 

 

 

Thingiverse Otter LRC


Thingiverse Otter LRC


Thingiverse Otter LRC

 

 

 

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.

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