The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrong. Produced between 1934 and 1960, the vehicle was used widely by British Commonwealth forces during the Second World War. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms. With some 113,000 built in the United Kingdom and abroad, it was the most produced armoured fighting vehicle in history.
Bren-gun carrier in The War That Came Early Edit
During the fighting near Trondheim, Sgt. Alistair Walsh witnessed the one sided confrontation between British Bren-gun carriers and German captured Czech T-35s. The crews of the carriers showed uncommon courage advancing ahead of the British held positions against the German panzers but to no avail. The 37mm main armament wrecked them before they could be decisive or as Jock, one of the privates in Walsh's company said "That's murder, is what that is".