bren or Scout carrier for the BEF

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bren or Scout carrier for the BEF

Post by JOHN BOND 001 » Tue May 21, 2019 10:39 am

this is stated as a Bren carrier Mk 1 according to Resicast model.
this is stated as a Scout carrier

this is my conversion from the warlord games plastic universal carrier posted here last year,

I have also looked at other books which give different names to each.
My question, what do I call them Bren or Scout carrier?
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Re: bren or Scout carrier for the BEF

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue May 21, 2019 11:10 am

Maybe depends who is using it
Recce carriers are scout carriers?
Battalion carriers call em bren ?

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Re: bren or Scout carrier for the BEF

Post by andysyk » Tue May 21, 2019 1:28 pm

Bren Carriers were issued in Infantry Battalions. Scout in Divisional Recce which were Cavalry Regiments. You have built a Bren carrier. Universally people seem to have commonly called both Bren. The Scout was armed with a Boys and a Bren.
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Re: bren or Scout carrier for the BEF

Post by » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:21 am

The conversions you have done are definitely called Bren Carriers. If the crew compartment at the back is on the other side it is a Scout Carrier.
As far as I know regular infantry units used the Bren, whereas reconnaissance units used the Scout Carrier (which possibly had a radio).

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