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Bren Carrier

General Details
Specifications
Manufacture Date(s)1934
Quantity Produced57000
Weightunknown
Crew2
M.G's small1
M.G's large(>10mm)0
Length3.69 mtr
Width2.08 mtr
Height1.46 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed30 mph
Max Cross Country Speed0 mph
Range Road150 miles
Range Cross Country0 miles
Fuel TypeUnknown
Fuel Capacity0 gal
Horse Power85 hp
Power/Weightunknown
General Information
The Bren Carrier or the more accurate name the Universal Carrier was designed around the Carden Lloyd tankettes from the 1920s.

This small vehicle was used in numerous roles and had a number of derivatives, all with the same basic chassis.

Various models were produced MkI,MkII, the wasp a flame throwing model, and the Preying Mantis an experimental design to fire machine guns over walls or high hedges.

Armour Details
Turret
Front0mm@0°(0mm)
Side0mm@0°(0mm)
Rear0mm@0°(0mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Superstructure
Front10mm@0°(10mm)
Side10mm@0°(10mm)
Rear7mm@0°(7mm)
Top0mm@0° n/a
Hull
Front10mm@0°(10mm)
Side10mm@0°(10mm)
Rear7mm@0°(7mm)
Top7mm@90°(7 mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 10 mm - Minimum 7 mm


Weapon Details
Bren Gun
History

The Bren gun was licenced from the Czechoslovak ZB vz.27 light machine gun which was designed and manufactured in Brno from 1935. It fired the standard British .303 rifle round.

Manufactured1930 - 2004
Calibre7.70mm
LengthL/82
Rate of Fire500rpm
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Quoted Penetration
 
Standard british .303 round - HPBT(MG) 7.70mm 0.01Kg   761M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.17 0.4 1.33
Penetration(mm) 11 9 5
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 90
 
Standard british .303 round -(MG) 7.70mm 0.01Kg   783M/Sec
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.17 0.4 1.33
Penetration(mm) 11 9 5
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 90

Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.

The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre, the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.

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