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    I remember seeing a photo somewhere of a British Universal Carrier (tracked vehicle) being used as an aircraft tow vehicle. If my memory isn't too foggy, I believe it was for a medium bomber (Blenheim or Wellington) in North Africa or Italy. I would like to see pictures of that type of application for that vehicle if anyone has any links.
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    I remember seeing a photo somewhere of a British Universal Carrier (tracked vehicle) being used as an aircraft tow vehicle. If my memory isn't too foggy, I believe it was for a medium bomber (Blenheim or Wellington) in North Africa or Italy. I would like to see pictures of that type of application for that vehicle if anyone has any links.
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    Germans used and pardon the speling Kleines Kettenkrad which was a tracked vehicle using a motorbikes front end... was used to tow guns etc too

    http://www.kettenkrad.de/belt2001e.htm
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    Lutfwaffe used it too

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    Thanks Beaufort and NagaSadow for the pix's. They are what I was looking for. The one with the He-111 is a treat. I had known that the Germans had used many captured vehicles in roles other that they were originally intended for, but I hadn't seen that one before.

    Taylortony, thanks for the information on the Kleines Kettenkrad. I had known about its application as an aircraft tug, but I am always grateful for more information on a subject.
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    Wasn't that "universal carrier" called a Bren Gun carrier?
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VT-51_Razor:
    Wasn't that "universal carrier" called a Bren Gun carrier? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    She certainly was.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Fox_3:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VT-51_Razor:
    Wasn't that "universal carrier" called a Bren Gun carrier? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    She certainly was. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Only if it actually mounted a Bren LMG, though. Other variations mounted a Boys AT rifle, as well as having no weapon. Truly "Universal!"
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    Great pics. I know a guy whose father bought one surplus after the war and used it to get to remote hunting areas in the wilds of Canada.
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