British light armoured vehicle. Work on light armoured vehicles had begun in the 1920s when designers saw two uses: as tractors for field guns and as mobile support vehicles mounting a light or medium machine gun.
The Bren Gun Carrier (which is the vehicle currently on display) saw action in France in May 1940. The armoured tracked vehicle consisted of an open top with two compartments. The front housed a driver and machine gunner and a third crew member was housed in the rear beside the engine. The crew's stores were stowed in bins and on the decking to the rear of the driver. Armour was proof against small-arms and the carrier was capable of a speed of 30 mph.
|Engine:||Ford V-8, 85-bhp|
|Forward Speed:||30 mph|
|Main Gun||Bren light machine gun|