Tracing its genesis to the tankettes of the 1920, over 110,000 variants of the carrier were built between the 1930s and 1960.
Carriers were manufactured by several countries – Australia, Canada, UK and USA and served in several conflicts across the globe.
The Armortek kit is based on the Mark II version of the Universal Carrier. It will feature Horstmann spring suspension as well as a tow bar. On the remote control versions, the rear sprockets will be driven by a single electric motor through a differential. Steering is, as with the real vehicle, through braking of the rear sprockets as well as by “bending” or “warping” the tracks.
Armortek’s Universal Carrier is based on measurements of the vehicles at the Tank Museum in Bovington and research from their archives.
The Armortek Universal Carrier is sold as a kit for assembly and can be turned into an Radio Controlled (RC) Tank through the addition of options.