It has been recommended that sand channels be carried on Humber
armored cars, stowed across the nose of the vehicle. From the point of
view of loading it is considered that no worse place could have been
chosen. The front axle already has the entire weight of the spare
wheel imposed upon it, and the additional weight of the sand channels
forward of the front axle will aggravate matters still further.
This question of sand channels has been investigated and a new
and much lighter design is under consideration by the Director of Tank
Design. Modifications for moving the spare wheel from the front to the
offside of all armored cars are also being incorporated in all
vehicles. It is considered that this will greatly relieve the front spring which
in any case, is being strengthened.