Specifications for the
Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
Multirole Tracked Personnel / Weapons Carrier
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Aveling-Barford, Ford, Sentinel, Thornycroft, Wolseley - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1940
Production Total: 113,000
Focus Model: Universal Carrier (BREN Gun Carrier)
Overall Length: 12.30 ft (3.75 m)
Width: 6.89 ft (2.10 m)
Height: 5.25 ft (1.60 m)
Weight: 4.8 US Short Tons (4,318 kg; 9,520 lb)
Powerplant: 1 x Ford 8-cylinder water-cooled inline gasoline engine developing 85 horsepower at 3,500rpm.
Maximum Speed: 32 mph (51 km/h)
Maximum Range: 159 miles (256 km)
NBC Protection: None
1 x 7.7mm BREN machine gun OR 1 x 12.7mm Boys Anti-Tank Rifle. Also any personal weapons carried by the crew. Armament configurations also included Vickers/Browning M2 machine guns, infantry mortars (2-inch, 3-inch), or PIAT launcher.
Dependent on armament loadout.
Carden-Loyd Universal Carrier - Long-form designation
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