AEC Mk III Armoured Car

The AEC Armoured Car was based on the Matador chassis with 629 vehicles built between 1942 and 1943. Designed to provide firepower and protection comparable with a tank, the first AEC carried a Valentine Mk II turret with a 2 pounder gun. The AEC Mk II was fitted with a 6 pounder. By the introduction of the Mk III the 6 pounder had been replaced with a 75mm. The Mk II and Mk III served in Europe often alongside Staghound armoured cars.