Universal Carrier 1936-48: The 'Bren Gun Carrier' Story

Universal Carrier 1936-48: The 'Bren Gun Carrier' Story


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Universal Carrier 1936-48: The 'Bren Gun Carrier' Story by David Fletcher, Tony Bryan

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841768137
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 07/09/2005
Series: New Vanguard Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars.

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