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Old 23-04-06, 16:18
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Default Help Wanted Universal Carrier.

I have an Carrier Wheel with follow Stamps

Rubber : Made in Canada 81 44

on the Wheel :

T 44 SE 454

CTL 17 X 3

Z

1 - 60

FMCO 44

FMCo 44 CTL 21

Can here say anyone more about the Wheel and the Carrier ?????





The Wheel is in what for Paint Black ???? or Oliv Drab???
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Old 23-04-06, 19:23
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Hi Marco

I believe that the wheel is a track adjusting wheel for the Universal carrier. It was made in 1944 by the Ford Motor Company.

its hard to say but it looks like there is some green paint under all the rust and grime.
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Old 23-04-06, 19:52
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Thanks Jordan for the Answer

Also is the Wheel green ??
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Old 03-05-06, 05:09
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Marco you could have a mk2 wheel that came from a captured Brit UC???? be really cool if it did. find out ware it came from? , maybe research if captured brit OR canadian UC's were painted Black by the German Army of even the BLACK for the SS? Cheers



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Old 03-05-06, 05:17
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dont think so mike, few carriers were captured by the germans that late in the war and hardly any MK II carriers. looks like a late 44 production, then 6 to 18 months for transport and issue to the unit. you probably have a wheel that was lost in manuvers after the war, or dumped by a unit near the end of the war. in germany you find gear all over the place from old manuver areas that are now being devoloped for houses. i have found sherman wheels and all sorts of other gear from 60+ years of manuver training.
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Old 03-05-06, 09:45
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This Wheel comes from Moyland ( between Calcar and Cleve ) from were i come. A Farmer has this wheels in a Barn an paint it black for his cart. After the war. It is a Canadian Wheel i have found the Olive drab under the black paint.

i have a Question.

this wheel is it the first wheel or between the first an the Driving Wheel ?



bw Picture is in Moyland
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Old 03-05-06, 10:02
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Marco it's called the adjusting wheel thier are 2 of them, they are up front on thier own spindles , reason being thier is 1" less rubber on them, apposed to the fatter rubber bogie wheels witch thier are 6 of them, hope that helps.


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Old 03-05-06, 10:06
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Also a German unit 3rd panzer Grenidiers attached to the atlantic wall in France had 8 Brit UC's These were turned into Panzerfaust carriers, they obtained these in Dunkirk years before.

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Old 03-05-06, 14:46
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@ Mike Thanks thats Helps

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Old 03-05-06, 15:40
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yes mike we all know about the early captured carriers. the thing is that all the captured carriers have TL dates of 38-40 and were british MK I makes. this is a a 44 canadian 1944 produced wheel with little chance of being captured. i dont think i have ever seen a MKII, windser carrier, or T-16 captured and used by the germans. there just was not enugh time , home work please
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Old 03-05-06, 15:56
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ok, home work is restoring carriers using the correct tool plate mounts,



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