Mk. I version of the Universal Carrier, better known as Bren Carrier. This peculiar vehicle used for transporting troops and equipment, mostly support weapons, belonged to a family of light tracked armored vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong. Produced between 1934 and 1960, the vehicle was used widely by British Commonwealth forces, Polish Armed Forces in the West and Red Army (by Lend-Lease deliveries) during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons (mortars and flamethrowers) or as machine gun platforms. With some 113000 built in the United Kingdom and abroad, it was the most produced allied armoured fighting vehicle in history. The Universal Carrier was produced in Great Britain by Aveling-Barford, Ford, Sentinel, Thornycroft, and Wolseley Motors. By 1945 production amounted to approximately 57000 of all models, including some 2400 early ones. The Ford Motor Company of Canada manufactured about 29000 of the Universal Carriers. Smaller numbers of them were also produced in Australia (about 5000), New Zealand (about 1300) and United States and India.
IBG 1/72 scale model kit, in hard plastic, 5,3 cm long to assemble, glue not included. Decals for Great Britain (Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division), Dieppe (Essex Scottish Regiment, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division), Libya (19th Battalion, 2nd New Zeland Division), Italy (The King’s OIwn Yorkshire Light Infantry, 46th Infantry Division and 3. Panzergrenadier-Division) and Holland (10th Polish Dragoons Regiment, 1st Polish Armoured Division). Not suitable for children under 14 years old.
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