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Old 25-08-19, 09:46
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Default Vickers Machine Gun Carrier Mk1 No1

Folks, Is this the earliest Carrier in existence?, precedes, Bren, Scout or Cavalry carrier. Featured in Nigel’s Vol 1 book


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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
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Old 26-08-19, 00:03
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Awesome project
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Old 26-08-19, 12:27
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excellent project and well worth the effort
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Old 26-08-19, 18:16
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Exciting find, is it yours?

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Old 26-08-19, 22:05
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Hi Hanno, Yes it is, one of only 14 made according to the book, will look for some date stamps but built in 1936 - 1937 I think.
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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
1943 Willys MB

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Old 27-08-19, 04:52
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Where had that been hiding Kevin? I would have thought they were obsolete before WW2 even started!
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Old 27-08-19, 05:12
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Is it CMM 986?

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Old 27-08-19, 07:19
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Hi, It had been saved by a gentleman many years ago and now I have it I’m going to restore it, still has its engine, gearbox and radiator in. I’ll have a proper look at the CMM number to see exactly what it is, but I understand from reading Nigel’s book several of the 12 or 14 were modified for development purposes, this one appears to be still in its original configuration.

One interesting point is the front idler is mounted lower than the later carriers.

Kevin
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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
1943 Willys MB

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Old 27-08-19, 08:57
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Great find Kevin!
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Old 27-08-19, 14:30
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Now thatís a project!
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Old 27-08-19, 21:45
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Hi Hanno, Yes it is, one of only 14 made according to the book, will look for some date stamps but built in 1936 - 1937 I think.
Hi Kevin, what an amazing survivor, a shedload of work but it will be worth it in the end!

You are to be commended for taking on this project

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Old 27-08-19, 22:21
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Hi Kevin, what an amazing survivor, a shedload of work but it will be worth it in the end!

You are to be commended for taking on this project

H.
Yes, It needs saving, nothing earlier than this one Iím aware of and itís what all other carriers are derived from.

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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
1943 Willys MB
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Old 08-09-19, 00:11
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Absolutely amazing ! It’s in good hands now too.
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Old 08-09-19, 10:55
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Default Incredible that it survived.

This adds to the development story, with the Scout and Bren survivors.

Please post detail pics when you can of the pedals if they are still there, and the rear of the hull with the towing eyes etc.

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Old 10-09-19, 19:01
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Hi Rob, unfortunately the foot pedal are no longer there, but a picture of the tow arrangement is attached.

This is CMM 985 which is T1829 which was the second carrier built by Vickers Armstrong under contract T2996 one of 14 made. I will contact Bovington to try and get more details and pictures if they have any of this carrier.
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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
1943 Willys MB
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Old 12-09-19, 09:57
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The fuel tanks are almost Have size also, same turnbuckles with two straps.
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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
1943 Willys MB

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Old 12-09-19, 22:01
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You'll need a big bottle of SLOSH for those Kev. Ron
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Old 13-09-19, 10:30
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You'll need a big bottle of SLOSH for those Kev. Ron
Yes Ron, Iíll mix it up thick 👍
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2pdr Tank Hunter Universal Carrier 1942 registered 11/11/2008, (runner up 'Best Canadian Vehicle' at War and Peace 2013).
3" Mortar Universal Carrier 1943 registered 06/06/2009, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, Caunter camo, under restoration.
1941 Standard Mk1 stowage Carrier, light stone, under restoration.
1943 Centaur 6pdr Gun Tank under restoration.
6 pdr 1943 Anti Tank Gun. under restoration.
10 cwt wartime mortar trailer.
1943 Daimler Dingo
1943 Willys MB
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