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by John Wiggins
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier

Hi Pieter Here is another stowage diagram for a Mk2 UC. This one is for a motor battalion (infantry). The item I’ve ringed in red refers to 8 pouches with a variety of items as well as Bren magazines. . 4AE73885-FC44-4E6C-AAC5-D801CA61E2CE.jpeg In the image below of Staffordshire yeomanry in Normand...
by John Wiggins
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier
Replies: 13
Views: 1682

Re: Magazine bags and pouches Bren Carrier

Hi The Mk2 UC was configured in many different ways depending on what unit/branch of the army were using it. In a couple of the stowage diagrams I have, one states there were 8, I’m not sure whether they were canvas or leather I suspect they would be canvas. A3358661-05B1-491E-8630-6296850340CE.jpeg...
by John Wiggins
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

Hi Adrian

Most definitely, a great addition to the UC.
Panzerwerks radio models are the best, they did several models of WW2 German and USA sets. I hope Dave Dibb can resurrect them, complete with the decals.

Regards
John
by John Wiggins
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

Captain Liddel of the Guards Armoured Div. 8th April 1945. Germany.
The wireless set 18 is next to his left shoulder.
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John
by John Wiggins
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

18 set installation in UC.
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18 set installed in a Mk1 UC. IWM H16603
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Bracket in the Mk1 UC for the 18 set. IWM H16599

John
by John Wiggins
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

Wireless set number 18 Was designed as a short range man pack for the infantry. Designed in 1940 it was for use in forward areas between battalion and company HQ’s. As the war went on it was used as a ground station, animal pack station and as a mobile station in a vast array of vehicles. It used dr...
by John Wiggins
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

Hi Dave That’s great, I would like another one to try and improve on the paint job of the first . I recently bought a decent spray gun to try and master my woeful painting technique! Their model of the 19 set is the best one I’ve seen and is definitely the most accurate representation. The decals wo...
by John Wiggins
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Dave B's Quad
Replies: 17
Views: 9812

Re: Dave B's Quad

Hi Dave I have recently purchased a Quad kit from Adrian Harris. While viewing posts on the forum I came across your question on radios for the Quad. The battery and troop radios were usually installed in A 15 cwt signals truck and a universal carrier which was used as an aop. 4981B587-2C81-43A2-828...
by John Wiggins
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

More info on the 19 set installation in a UC. From Wireless for the Warrior. 5618DAE2-F730-42E4-9BD8-F5C142420A50.jpeg This Is the location for the Canadian UC, the right hand side wall of the carrier. 068EC0A4-2E0D-4BCC-88E1-8FE17BE61151.jpeg The standard fit in a British UC. The type of wireless s...
by John Wiggins
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Wireless sets for the universal carrier

Some images from Louis Meulstee 7E364F32-1386-4395-9B2A-1DF6EB2DF78F.jpeg F4A6553D-AA1B-4636-B1CA-01C3FEB7DA3F.jpeg F5D14FF6-A90C-4C4D-A414-35FEE39E9152.jpeg 3DA5F809-4B3A-4114-B05A-C3061349A97D.jpeg A7F5E3C9-298C-4CDC-A184-6E88FCAFAA7A.jpeg One from an internet search showing the power supply conne...
by John Wiggins
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wireless sets for the universal carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Wireless sets for the universal carrier

Hi a few notes and research details into wireless sets used in the UC. Wireless sets 18 and 19 for the Universal Carrier Having owned many 19 sets over the previous forty years I’ve been doing a bit of research into there installation into the UC. The first 19 sets were produced in 1941, the Mk1 soo...
by John Wiggins
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Morris Quad References
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: Morris Quad References

I came across this image in an old copy of Wheels and Tracks.
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John
by John Wiggins
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Resources
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: Resources

Hi Been sorting through a couple of boxes of miscellaneous books and single sheets of WW2 info and came across these two plans packs from Bovington Tank Museum. I must have bought them a long time ago, I’d forgotten I had them. There’s quite a lot of sheets in the MK.1. folder, unfortunately they’re...
by John Wiggins
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: CHIEFTAIN
Replies: 97
Views: 24606

Old soldiers never.......

I took these photos on my last visit to Tank Fest 2014. I stopped the car on the way up to the car park above Tyneham. BCBB5176-51E5-47BC-A83B-590132FD10B5.jpeg This will give you an idea where I stopped 5855382C-DCAF-4D26-8BC4-E1C847CCC9C9.jpeg 4E4DA734-5691-4368-92EF-9497855D22D9.jpeg 84A4B0E3-271...
by John Wiggins
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Wasp
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Wasp

A few more wasp photos from IWM. 7423148B-514C-4ADE-A4CE-355C11C87568.jpeg 28392008-50EC-4820-9A54-0B32D673067D.jpeg 12BB02FC-7B5E-4459-AEF3-D614FD02D443.jpeg A59C616F-37E9-4A99-B31B-00744D3CA17E.jpeg 3EAD1C72-C6ED-46B2-B13D-C0DA7120E5C4.jpeg 74157DF6-C1F5-4AE4-A520-510F9DC25E3E.jpeg The next one wa...