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Vickers Loyd Carrier with 6 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun
The Carden Loyd carrier was only produced in quantity after the company was purchased by Vickers-Armstrongs in 1927. Bronco Models has now announced the upcoming release of a Vickers Loyd Carrier with 6 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun in 1/35th scale.
The following information was supplied by Bronco Models and does not match the information from Bovington Tank Museum.

The Loyd Carrier was designed by Vivian Loyd and was based on a 15cwt Fordson 7V military truck with Vickers designed suspension and track. It was an unarmoured and unarmed carrier that was intended primarily as an artillery tractor. It was tested in 1939 and put into production soon after, though it was not seen in large numbers until 1943. Powered by an 85 bhp Ford engine it had a top speed of 48 km/h and range of 220 kilometers. The 6 Pdr A/tk Gun tractor was fitted with 7mm applique armour bolted to the front and hull sides. It could carry five men as well as ammunition and tools. It was preferred as a tractor over the Universal Carrier because of its larger size and ability to carry more ammunition, the weight un-armoured was 4.5 tons. Over 26,000 were built in WWII with two versions, the MkI with Bendix brakes and the MkII with Girling. It was also used as APC cable layer and slave, with extra batteries to start tank engines. Used by British, Polish, Dutch and Czech armies in WWII, replaced by Windsor and Oxford Carriers.

From what I can see this is a modification of their previous Loyd Carrier with the addition of the 6 pdr gun from Riich Model. The figure is a really nice inclusion that I have seen before in one of the Chaffee releases.

CB35189 – Bronco Models Vickers Loyd Carrier with 6 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun – 1/35th scal
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nice looking kit
NOV 25, 2017 - 07:35 AM
I like it. But not for the beginner. Most Bronco kits are complex.
NOV 26, 2017 - 05:32 AM
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