FV701 Ferret Mk1 CAN ENTAC, the first deadly Ferret

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The Daimler Ferret was a replacement for the Daimler Dingo and its contemporaries of WW2 vintage. A huge 4409 were built and serve all over the world in many forms. This post will talk about the Mk2/6 with ENTAC missiles fitted to special struts protruding from the vehicle and the turret removed.

In WarThunder Canadian vehicles are split between several trees for ground battles so im going to just put this in other.


The vast multitude of armoured and scout cars built for the Second World War were slated to be replaced and in 1947 a requirement was issued, Daimler won the contract, thanks in no small part to the success of the Daimler Dingo scout car. It was developed in 1949 and a prototype was produced in 1950 and they entered service two years later in 1952.

The Ferret shares many similarities with its predecessor the Dingo such as a H-form drive train which helps lower the height of the vehicle. It is fitted with a water cooled 4.26 litre Rolls-Royce B.60 petrol engine generating 130 bhp at 3750 rpm, the gear box is a 5-speed pre-selector gearbox with all gears available in reverse as well as forward. It can achieve a maximum speed of 58mph.

With its improved power-to-weight ratio and longer wheelbase it improves over the Dingo over broken ground in both speed and mobility.

At some point the Canadians seem to have fitted ENTAC missiles to a Mk1 Ferret. Any more information is very welcome.


The Ferret is armoured with 6-16mm steel plate all around and has 6 forward-mounted smoke dischargers to facilitate a quick getaway.

The ENTAC missiles is a French missile developed in the 1950s, it replaced the Nord SS.10 and was very similar in form and function. It is a wire-guided MCLOS missile with the signature French shape of the period.

The ENTAC missiles are mounted on specially made struts either side of the vehicle, presumably owing to the missiles smallish size presumably - and much like all other missile carrying Ferrets - two reloads could be carried in the left or right stowage bin, although no reloads is a possibility.

The ENTAC missile has a maximum range of 2km, higher than Vigilant, it contains a 4kg warhead capable of penetrating up to 650mm of RHA.


Crew 2
Weight 3.7t
Length 3.7m
Width 1.91m
Height 1.88m
Engine Rolls-Royce B60 6L
Power 130bhp @ 3750rpm
Top speed 58mph
Armament(s) 4 x ENTEC ATGM
Ammunition Presumably up to 2 spare ENTEC ATGMs in the stowage bins
Traverse 360°
Reload n/a
Hull armour 6-16mm
Turret armour n/a
Stabilizer no
NVGs no
Active defences 6 x smoke dischargers



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