Britischer Universal Carrier

British 8th Army Universal Carrier

The British Universal Carrier, popularly known as Bren Carrier, was a small, tracked armoured personnel und weapons carrier based on the Vickers-Armstrong D50 light tractor designed by John Carden und Vivian Loyd in 1935. Production of several types of carriers began in 1936; they differed slightly in design, based on their intended role as Medium Machine Gun Carrier, Bren Gun Carrier, Scout Carrier, or Cavalry Carrier. In 1940, production was streamlined to a single Universal Carrier which became the most widely produced carrier type, und the most numerous armoured fighting Fahrzeug in history. The rectangular superstructure of the Universal Carrier offered more internal crew space than previous variants with sloped armour plate.

Bekannte Modelle

  • Bren Gun Carrier (3rd Infantry Division), 1:32 King & Country DD59
  • Bren Gun Carrier, 1:32 Dinky Toys 622
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II, 1:35 Tamiya 35089
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II (European Campaign), 1:35 Tamiya 35175
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II (Forced Reconnaissance), 1:35 Tamiya 35249
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II und two crew, 1:48 Tamiya 32516
    • Bren Carrier Stowage, 1:48 Verlinden VP2274
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II with British driver, 1:56 Bolt Action Miniatures 344
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II with Soviet driver, 1:56 Bolt Action Miniatures 354
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II, 1:56 Kartonmodell
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II und 6 pdr Panzerabwehrkanone, 1:72 Paper Tiger Armaments
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II, 1:72 Kartonmodell
  • Universal Carrier No.2, Mk.I & Crew (BEF, Africa), 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/75
  • Universal Carrier No.2, Mk.I (BEF), 1:76 Crusader Models CMB01
  • Universal Carrier Mk.I & Crew, 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/71
  • Universal Carrier Mk.I, 1:76 Trux
  • Universal Carrier Mk.I, 1:76 MMS 928
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II und 6 pdr Panzerabwehrkanone, 1:76 Airfix 01309
  • Universal Carrier, Indian Pattern, 1:76 Crusader Models CMB14
  • Universal Carrier, Australian Pattern, 1:76 Ostmodels A1
  • Universal Carrier, 15 mm Battlefront Miniatures BR210
  • Universal Carrier Mk.II, 1:285 GHQ UK14
  • Universal Carrier, 1:300 Heroics & Ros B22

Technische Daten

  • Universal Carrier
  • Typ: tracked armoured personnel carrier
  • Motor: Ford V8-zylinder 3,62 Liter Ottomotor mit 85 bhp bei 3800 u/min
  • Laufwerk: Horstmann
  • Geschwindigkeit: 48 km/h
  • Fahrbereich: 250 km
  • Länge: 3659 mm
  • Breite: 2058 mm
  • Höhe: 1601 mm
  • Radstand: 1982 mm
  • Gewicht: 3.75 t
  • Panzerung: 7 to 10 mm
  • Bewaffnung: .303 Bren LMG oder .55 Boys Panzerbüchse
  • Besatzung: Kommandant, Fahrer
  • Produktion: 1940–1945 (ca. 113000 Fahrzeuge)

Historische Verwendung

  • British und Commenwealth Forces, 1940–1945
  • Soviet Army
  • German Wehrmacht, 1940–1945
  • German Bundeswehr, 1956–1959

Mögliche Umbauten

  • Carrier, Armoured Observation Post
  • Carrier, Medium Machine Gun
  • Carrier, Mortar
  • Carrier, Scout
  • Carrier, Cavalry
  • Carrier, Wasp Flamethrower
  • Carrier, Windsor
  • Carrier, Lyod

The British Universal Carrier was the most common armoured fighting Fahrzeug of World-War Two, it served on all fronts und in many different roles. Wargamers und collectors will want many of these versatile vehicles to equip their carrier platoons, und support weapons sections.

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Figuren und Fahrzeuge der britischen Armee im 2. Weltkrieg