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Artitec 387.124 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.124 1/87 scale This Universal Carrier is fully assembled and painted Standard Camouflage Colour Shade SCC 15 Olive Drab and is armed with a water-cooled .303 Vickers medium machine gun. Another Vickers machine gun on a tripod is included, demonstrating that this vehicle was used to transport a machine gun team. British vehicles serving in Northern and Western Europe in 1944-45 had an Allied white star painted on their sides for simplified recognition purposes. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: The Universal Carrier was the 1940 standardized design of a series of light tracked vehicles known as “carriers” which were produced beginning in the 1930s. They were also referred to as Bren Gun Carriers due to their frequent armament of a single .303 caliber Bren light machine gun. The Universal Carrier utilized the tracks of the Vickers Light Tank Mk VI and was powered by a V8 engine mounted in the center rear section of the vehicle. It could accommodate a driver, commander, and two infantryman. The primary role of the Universal Carrier was to carry infantry support weapons, such as machine guns, mortars, and antitank weapons into battle alongside rifle battalions. A secondary role was that of an artillery tractor for light-to-medium artillery pieces. Universal Carriers also served as reconnaissance vehicles with their top speed of 30 mph. The Universal Carrier and its predecessor carriers served on every front where British Commonwealth forces were engaged during the war and came to be the most-produced armored fighting vehicle of all time (over 113,000 vehicles produced between 1934 and 1960). PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.