Armoured Recce Regiment

In the 11th Armored Division the Armored Recce Regt was the 15/19 King's Royal Hussars (from 8th Aug '44). As an Armoured Recce Regt, the principle tank was the Cromwell, supplemented by Challengers (with 17 pdrs) from Sept '44. The organisation of the Regt was very similar to that of Sherman equiped regiments.

The intial role of ARR had been intended for recce, but by later 44 after Corps Armoured Car Regts had been fairly permantly attached to the Armoured Divisions, the ARR tended to be used as another Armoured Regt. This balanced the armoured division, giving it 4 armoured regts and 4 infantry regts.

Model Photos

These are all Pithead models, with a couple of the command tanks having commanders. Painted with a black undercoat, then a couple of heavy dry brushes of Vallejo Russian Uniform, with some light highlighting of 50:50 Russian Uniform : Pale Sand. Need decals and weathering to finish them off.

The sabre squadrons in three quarter view. Showing the extra size of the Challenger, it has an extra road wheel, and a much taller turret, and bigger gun. All with the same engine.

From the side

And from the front

Earlier photo from the front -- the artifical light shows the highlighting and shading better.

 

 

Totals

Unit
Total
Have
Needed
75mm Cromwell HQ
4
4
75mm Cromwell
9
9
95mm CS Cromwell
1
1
17pdr Challenger
3
3
Stuart (probably without turret)
3
3
Cromwell ARV (probably a conversion)
1
1
(to be built)
Daimler Dingo
2
2
3 ton truck
9
15cwt truck
2
jeep
1

 

Useful link about Challengers

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