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Military Vehicle Spotlight: WWII British Universal Carrier

The British Universal Carrier, popularly known as Bren Carrier, was a small, tracked armored personnel and weapons carrier. Production of several types of carriers began in 1936.
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WWII British Universal Carrier with reenactors

Photo by Simon Thomson

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  • Universal Tracked Carrier
  • Net Weight: 7,280 lbs.
  • Gross Weight: 8,415 lbs.
  • Maximum Towed Load:
  • Engine: Ford V8
  • Displacement: 3621 cc
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Horsepower: 85 @ 3,500 rpm
  • Maximum Speed: 30 mph
  • Maximum Range: 150 miles

HISTORICAL NOTE:

The British Universal Carrier, popularly known as Bren Carrier, was a small, tracked armored personnel and weapons carrier. Production of several types of carriers began in 1936, differing 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. British Commonwealth forces utilized the low, open-top carriers in all theaters of operation during WWII. With approximately 57,000 of all models produced by 1945, it was the most widely produced carrier type used during the War.

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