Bren gun carrier

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Bren gun carrier

Post by William Gardeniers » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:28 am

Hello can any one help me with this , was the Bren gun carrier used to tow the 25 pounder and are there any picture's from . Can't find anything with google.

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Fabrice Le Roux » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:46 am

Hi William,

I think the Bren occasionally pulled the 6pdr Anti Tank Gun. The 25pdr plus limber may have been too heavy.

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by William Gardeniers » Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:59 pm

Thanks Fabrice, I am asking this a can get a bren gun carrier and Armortek isn't making a Morris Quad I must find something els too pull my Limber and 25 pounder.


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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by chris fry » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:04 pm

Hello William,
I think fabric is correct, the 25pdr with the limber would have been to heavy for the small Bren carrier, found one picture but this is a modern static picture,
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Seeing these carriers driving at military shows and what a handful they look like to drive, I cant imagine what they must have been like to drive even with the small 6pdr behind it.
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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Fabrice Le Roux » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:57 pm

Hi William,

There are web comments on 25pdrs being associated with the turretless versions of the M3/M5 light tank, saying these vehicles were used as AOP's or "gun tractors". But so far the only photo I have found shows a 17pdr being towed in the desert.

However in terms of a viable, plausible, and inexpensive, gun tractor, the 21st Cent 1/6th Stuart model could be a good starting point. The drive train might need beefing up, but that is not beyond your evident skills :D !

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by David Skeldon » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:44 pm

Hi
I sure at Tankmod Mark said he was doing a Quad.



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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Armortek » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:23 pm

I did say that!
Watch this space.

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Steve Stuart » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:31 pm

Quad erat demonstrandum
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Quad erat faciendum?
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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by William Gardeniers » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:57 pm

Hi Mark than i will wait for the Morris Quad.

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Tim Page » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:01 pm

I would rather have an Armortek Universal or Scout (bren) carrier....


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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Fabrice Le Roux » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:55 pm

William (and other possible Quad-ies)

This might be a new one for your bookshelves:
http://www.bookworldws.co.uk/army-wheel ... -6791.html

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Steve Stuart » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:10 pm

Thank you Fabrice for passing that on.
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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Ian Rodney » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:37 pm

Yes Fabrice,

Thank you from me too, as I was looking for a book called
(Army Wheels in Detail Morris Commercial C8 Quad)
for some time now!

But now I have ordered up this book above, from Bookworld Wholesale Ltd, hoping it will become useful
when Mark starts mass-production of the Morris C8 Quad truck rolling off Armortek
factory assembly line soon!

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by William Gardeniers » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:48 am

Thank you Fabrice I will order the book , then we have only to wait till Mark starts production. :lol:

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Re: Bren gun carrier

Post by Dave Backway » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:59 pm

Evening All,

Another book to order, which seems to have more details is

"FAT in detail - WWII Allied Artillery Tractors, Morris Commercial C8 Quad, FAT CMP Ford and Chevy"

and can be found at the following site:


http://wwpbooks.com/product.php?id_product=295

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