The Beaverette: Britain’s Strange Little Armored Car From WW2

The name ‘Beaverette’ might conjure up a Disney character, superhero, or perhaps a female version of ‘The Beaver’ as ripped from the late 1950s B&W television show, ‘Leave it to Beaver.’ Well, it’s none of those things. It was, however, a lightweight armored reconnaissance vehicle built by Britain in 1940 as the Germans began their march across Europe. The vehicle was expedited when it became obvious England was a target. Beaverettes were only deployed to the Home Guard and Royal Air Force (RAF) to defend aircraft factories within the

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