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Universal Bren Gun Carrier: 30-05-2014
Universal Bren Gun Carrier: 30-05-2014

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
The Universal Bren Gun Carrier commemorates those who served in the various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

Location

Address:Clewley Street, Sherwood Services Club, Corinda, 4075
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.538061
Long: 152.980889
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple

Dedication

Front Inscription

UNIVERSAL BREN GUN CARRIER
MG. (AUST) L.P.2.
1941
THE ROLE OF THE BREN GUN CARRIER WAS FOR A FAST LIGHT ARMOURED VEHICLE TO CARRY INFANTRY ACROSS GROUND DENIED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE. IT WAS FURTHER EMPLOYED TO CARRY AMMUNITION , INFANTRY SUPPORT WEAPONS - 81 MM MORTARS AND MEDIUM MACHINE GUNS - 303 VICKERS MACHINE GUN. THESE CARRIED USED EXTENSIVELY WITHIN THE ARMOURED CORP IN EVERY CAMPAIGN DURING WW2, FROM THE WESTERN DESERT BY THE 9TH CAVALRY, SYRIA BY THE 6TH CAVALRY AND TO THE JUNGLES OF NEW GUINEA AND THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGNS.
SPECIFICATIONS : -
BUILT:                          1941 SOUTH AUSTRALIA RAILWAY COMPANY   
WEIGHT:                      3.75 TONS 
LENGTH:                      12FT (365M)
WIDTH:                         6FT 4 INCH (2.11)
HEIGHT                        5FT 2 INCH (1.57M)
CREW:                          2
ARMOUR :                  12 MM THICKNESS
ARMAMENT:             .303 BREN LIGHT MACHINE GUN,
                                    .303 VICKERS MEDIUM MACHINE GUN
ENGINE:                      FORD V8 PETROL, 85 HP AT 3,500 RPM
OPERATION RANGE : 150 MILES (250KM) 

DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED

 


                      
                                                               

Source: MA
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