Universal Carrier 1936–48

The ‘Bren Gun Carrier’ Story

Universal Carrier 1936–48 cover

Universal Carrier 1936–48

The ‘Bren Gun Carrier’ Story

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The Universal Carrier was a fast, lightly armed vehicle developed by the British Army to carry infantry across ground defended by small-arms fire, specifically the Bren light machine gun, hence the name 'Bren Gun Carrier'. This name would stick with the Universal Carrier and all of its future variants. This book details the Carrier, which was employed in a number of roles including carrying ammunition and towing anti-aircraft guns and trailers. All Allies used the Universal Carrier extensively during practically every World War II campaign. By the war's end, the Universal Carrier had proved itself to be an invaluable and successful cross-country vehicle that was both agile and fast for its time.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the Carrier · Operation · Active service · In combat · Foreign variants and service · Post-war service · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jun 12 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841768137
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 110
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Fletcher

David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has writte…

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Tony Bryan

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