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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2023 4:57 p.m. PST

"Following the successful refurbishment of a pair of Lone Star diecast Carriers for Soviet service (Link) I dug out more. This one was acquired complete with the (so I'm told) very rare metal Para crew. The carrier needed a full repaint but for the crew I confined myself to repairing the existing paint – though I decided I couldn't live with the grey helmets. I also added length the the MG barrel with a piece of wooden cocktail stick. Going by the ammo belt this is intended to represent a Vickers gun. Decals and serial numbers finished it off."


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Col Piron09 Dec 2023 3:55 a.m. PST

I don't think the Soviets had any scout carriers , iirc they only got universal carriers .

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2023 3:19 p.m. PST

Thanks… even that… a good Old School work…


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2023 3:27 p.m. PST

Was this not a Bren Gun Carrier?

Freely confess I have no idea and thirty seconds on Google would tell me. But we need to keep the flow…..well, flowing I guess.

I know I should stick to 1815 but heck…

Black Bull09 Dec 2023 3:55 p.m. PST

It's a Bren the Scout had the fighting compartment on the drivers side

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2023 10:40 p.m. PST

The Star in the side is white…not red…

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2023 2:50 a.m. PST

Well it is no longer a Soviet vehicle. This is indeed a Carrier Bren No 2, but now in British Airborne hands

Col Piron10 Dec 2023 6:35 a.m. PST

The Star in the side is white…not red

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP
10 Dec 2023 12:31 p.m. PST

It is very confusing, but most vehicles that looked liked this were called Universal Carriers. Much more armour plating but very thin if so.

There was a well known earlier variant, the Bren Gun Carrier (confusingly the Universal could carry a Bren as well) which was much lighter and armoured on the left. The Scout variant was armoured on the right and carried a dirty great radio.

All were not vehicles in which to go to war, but were competent tows.

Not sure the USSR had any use for the AFV shown above in parade finish

Stoppage11 Dec 2023 4:58 a.m. PST

They're Great!

…glorious committed troops of the Guards Heavy Assault Gang use their Uralkompromatski-built "telezhki dlya ognemetov" [flame-thrower carts] to take the fight to the ideological enemy.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2023 3:42 p.m. PST

(smile)


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