This is an un-assembled 1/152nd scale model of a Ferret Mk.2/3 that measures 25mm long, 12mm wide, and 12mm high. It weighs 10g and consists of 10 parts that are made of lead-free pewter alloy.
In Service - 1958 through to the early 90s (many used in the first Gulf War)
The Ferret Scout Car was designed by Daimler in their Coventry plant in the late 1940s and came into service in 1950. This version, the turreted Mk.2/3 came into service a couple of years later and was the most numerous version of this vehicle. They continued in use right through from 1952 up to the first Gulf War in 1990/91 after which they were withdrawn from service in the British Army.
Ferret 2/3s were used in almost every main exercise and operation during their 40 years of service, and so can be painted in a huge variety of colour schemes from UN white in Cyprus to sand and green in Aden or from dark green in Beirut to light stone/sand in the first Gulf War, or how about sand and green for vehicles at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Canada where Range Safety vehicles also had bright red turrets and on either hull side.