Bren Gun Carrier

Britain’s Universal War Machine

Robert Jackson

One of the most versatile fighting vehicles in the British army and many other forces for a quarter of a century, the Universal Carrier - more popularly known by its original title of Bren Gun Carrier - was developed as a fast and agile infantry-support vehicle.
Date Published :
December 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
LandCraft
Illustration :
200 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526746436
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
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$28.95

Overview
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One of the most versatile fighting vehicles in the British army and many other forces for a quarter of a century, the Universal Carrier – more popularly known by its original title of Bren Gun Carrier – was developed as a fast and agile infantry-support vehicle. In this volume in Pen & Sword’s LandCraft series, Robert Jackson traces its design and manufacturing history and describes its operational role throughout its long career.

The Bren Carrier served in every theater of the Second World War, from northwest Europe, North Africa and the Soviet Union to the Far East. Then, with the war over, it was operated by many belligerents in a string of other conflicts around the world, including Israel’s struggle for independence and the war in Korea.

A selection of archive photographs showing the Bren Carrier in action gives a graphic impression of how adaptable it was and records the variety of equipment it could carry. The book is an excellent source for the modeler, providing details of available kits together with specially commissioned color profiles which illustrate how the Bren Carriers used by different units and armies appeared.

About The Author
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Robert Jackson is the author of over eighty books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defense and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group.

REVIEWS
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"... of great interest to modelers planning to build a Universal Carrier..."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"A brilliant book showcasing Britain's Bren Gun carrier - another one for scratch model makers."

- Books Monthly

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