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telsono
07-12-2006, 10:22 AM
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.

telsono
07-12-2006, 10:22 AM
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.

Beaufort-RAF
07-12-2006, 12:47 PM
http://natureonline.com/37/wel-bomb-loading.jpg

Taylortony
07-12-2006, 01:18 PM
Germans used and pardon the speling http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif 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

NagaSadow84
07-12-2006, 02:46 PM
Lutfwaffe used it too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/NagaSadow/Luftwaffe-1.jpg

telsono
07-13-2006, 12:46 PM
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.

VT-51_Razor
07-14-2006, 07:56 AM
Wasn't that "universal carrier" called a Bren Gun carrier?

Fox_3
07-14-2006, 12:59 PM
<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.

dhorkoff
07-14-2006, 01:06 PM
<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!"

jolly_magpie
07-14-2006, 02:49 PM
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.

Beaufort-RAF
07-23-2006, 09:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dhorkoff:
<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!" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It was popularly known as 'Bren Gun Carrier' though, even when that was technically incorrect.

Dtools4fools
07-23-2006, 05:26 PM
The Germans liked it too and added some firepower:

Panzerj√¬§ger Bren 731(e) (http://www.geocities.com/Augusta/8172/bren1.jpg)