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Great Britain's Bren Gun Carrier

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Bren Carrier, France, 1940, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers, Chapel St Aubin
Great Britain's Bren Carrier, France, 1940, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers, Chapel St Aubin
Bren Carrier, Imperial press conference, London 1930
Great Britain's Bren Carrier, Imperial press conference, London 1930
Bren Carrier
Great Britain's Bren Carrier

Usage

There were 96 Bren and Scout Carriers in each of the British Expeditionary Forces (BEF) infantry divisions.4

Specifications

  Bren Gun Carrier4
Crew 3 or 4
2 or 31, 33,4
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 9,922 lb
3.75 tons1,4, 4 tons3
3,810 kg1, 4,064 kg3
Length 11' 11"4, 12'1,3
3.65 m1,4, 3.66 m3
Height 4' 6"3, 4' 9"1,4, 5' 3"
1.37 m3, 1.45 m1,4
Width 6' 9"1,4, 6' 11"3
2.05 m1,4, 2.11 m3
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 0.303" Bren light MG3
7.7 mm Bren light MG3
1: 14 mm Boys anti-tank rifle4
Secondary  
MG 1: 7.7 mm Bren MG4
OR 2: 7.7 mm Bren MG4
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 101, 123
Hull Front, Upper 10
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom 7
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Ford3,4
Cylinders 84
Net HP 653, 704
Transmission  
Fuel type Gasoline3,4
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 30 mph1,3,4
48 kph1,3,4
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 94 miles, 130 miles1,4, 160 miles3
210 km1,4, 258 km3
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Elevation limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
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  3. World Encyclopedia of Armored Fighting Vehicles, Jack Livesey, 2006
  4. Western Allied Tanks 1939-45, David Porter, 2009
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site

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