captured & converted Bren Gun Carriers

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David Lehmann
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Post by David Lehmann » 25 Sep 2003 13:30

An other carrier in German service :

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Post by Sander D » 10 Oct 2004 17:49

A universial carrier whit ,what for gun?????

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Slightly to one side of this thread

Post by Bodger » 11 Oct 2004 19:38

Further to the photograph of the Borgward B.III (VK302) that Panzermayer posted. As this vehicle started out as a single seat demolition carrier (see photo) I'm curious as to where (how!) the second man sat while the top hatches were shut down :D
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Post by Paul Lakowski » 23 Oct 2004 01:41

I gather that the french produced 6600 UE-630 tankettes prior to the german invasion, and the UK had fielded about 1300 Bren carriers [source ; Kaufmann "Hitlers Blitzkrieg Campaigns",pp-315-317].

Has any one heard of how many fell into german hands? I see that roughly 1500 French tanks fell intact into german hands from a total of ~ 4000 . Going on that [admittedly rough] guide line there should have been something like ~2500 UE-630 & ~ 500 Bren carriers captured in usable condition?

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Post by David Lehmann » 23 Oct 2004 18:33

For me the gun on the booty Bren Carrier could be a 4.7cm Böhler with a new shield.

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Post by At.St_Walker » 11 May 2006 21:12

I'm sorry to resurrect a 2004's thread but i wish to add these version on the list, an amphibious universal carrier :

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And this one
LINK ->http://www.2iemeguerre.com/blindes/univ ... arrier.htm
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Post by boko123 » 14 May 2006 08:57

Speaking odf bren gun cariers my father was telling me that as a young boy in the 1960s he and his brothers had a supless brenn carier on their farm and that they used it practicaly as a toy, imagian if they had taken good care of it and it was still workable.

I went to the old farm afew days ago to look for sings of the wreakage but all cood fing=d was the old tracks , would just the tracks be worth anything does anybody know..

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Post by TadPortly » 12 Jun 2006 16:43

from odkrywca-online.pl although I suspect it originates from eBay:
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Post by C.GILLONO » 12 Jun 2006 19:22

At.St_Walker wrote:I'm sorry to resurrect a 2004's thread but i wish to add these version on the list, an amphibious universal carrier :

Founded via Google, images
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And this one
LINK ->http://www.2iemeguerre.com/blindes/univ ... arrier.htm
Image

My 50 cents ;)
At :)
Not directly amphibious but able to wade from the landing ship-craft to the shore without being filled by the waves.
HTH

PS : the first 2 photos did not show when I wrote my answer and it related only to the 3rd one.
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Post by ducatim901 » 12 Jun 2006 20:33

Sander D wrote:2 more from:

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 45789&rd=1

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Hi Sander,
It looks like a 2 pounder Vickers.
Greetings Jack

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