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 Post subject: Universal Carriers
PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2006 17:24 pm 
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I forgot to mention I believe they are all "Universal Carriers".
A latter design (1940 and first used in Western desert ) to serve multifunctions, hence the name, being a combination of and replacing earlier, Bren Gun and Scout Carrier with their individual features.

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The one at Enniskillen Castle Museum, former owners were the 'Skins'
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Here's some pics I took at this year's War and Peace show (I have the Airfix one of these in my works-in-progress at the mo).

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Offside rear
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(of special interest due to the way the grass is stuck in the tracks, I'm going to try this)

Nearside rear
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Rear
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Front detail
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Driver cockpit rear (I asked what the bits of wood were for but no-one knew)
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Driver cockpit front
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Offside inside (showing to rear)
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Nearside inside (showing to front)
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If you are the owner of this carrier, thanks again for letting me take the pics, and thanks to the guy who spent five minutes with me telling me all about it (you can see him top right of the 'Rear' picture).

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more Uni Carrier pictures, this one is preserved at the Tank Museum Bovington, the strange projections under the top tracks are part of a post war experiment that studied military use of Hovercraft, beats me too...
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 Post subject: Re: Universal Carriers
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This Carrier is in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. As suggested by the markings, it was captured and used by Japanese forces.

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The welded construction indicates that it is an Australian Pattern Carrier rather than a Universal Carrier.
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