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3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« on: June 18, 2021, 03:20:44 am »
Having a cabinet clean out and found this at the back, an early RW German Tank hunter team carrier, with Panzerschrecks.


I remember seeing an nifty what if scene on ANZAC Plastic blog with a Carrier with an RCL in the Desert.
http://anzacplastic.blogspot.com/2011/12/135-universal-carrier-dan.html

Some very nice other builds on there as well. Look up the Waterworld Barge here in Sci Fi, Austanker is the builder. Same dude. Thanks for the inspiration.

There are some RW examples as well, the Argentinians used a T16 Carrier and a Belgian or Danish version.
Anyhooo.. I decided to have a mind meld with this idea with my take on this principle.

Recalling the Borgward build that started out with an Recoilless Rifle type mount that migrated to missiles, I dug out the RCL component from where it had been stored away.

I have based my RCL on the British 3.7inch or maybe the 95mm RCL development from 1944, which did not see service until 1946 as an Airborne weapon, eventually to become the MOBAT or WOMBAT
Test fit at the Hmmmmmm stage.

Started to flesh out the mount a bit more. Box in the rear stowage for the BBDA.


A few of these at Arnhem may have made a difference perhaps, so I think I will go for an Airborne type carrier look. Might probably work on a Jeep as well. But don't have one of those spare.

Detailed up the RCL mount, only the sights to go. Tracks are remainders of resin IMA and Resicast castings. Fiddly, but better than Tamiya tracks.

backish view. decide to stick a folding step on the back for the loader to be at a decent height. There is no way you are lumping a 95mm RCL cartridge leaning back and around from the interior. Besides after you fire these things you do not stick around to admire your handiwork, due to the very large "Look here I am !" cloud of smoke and dust. Reloading would be done in a more benign environment I would think.

topish view. Ammo racks. Settled on a small loadout due to size and probable role of shoot and scoot.

Half profile Frontal with some stowage


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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 03:50:24 am »
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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2021, 04:25:39 am »
Very cool.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2021, 05:23:20 am »
Looking good BB.

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 06:21:07 am »
Looking good BB.

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2021, 01:18:15 am »
that'll do.
Tidied up a bit and threw on some paint.
Not too weathered, sort of pre-operations fitout.






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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2021, 01:46:15 am »
Interesting.  You should put some big grab handles either side of the RCL at the rear, the crew to hang onto when the vehicle scoots after shooting... :thumbsup:
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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2021, 03:16:02 am »
That looks VERY believable.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2021, 04:48:45 am »
That looks VERY good.

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2021, 05:42:14 am »
That looks VERY good.

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Certainly does. I particularly like the Bren Gun, amazing piece of work in the scale  :bow:

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2021, 08:03:14 am »
That looks VERY believable.
That looks VERY good.
I particularly like the Bren Gun, amazing piece of work in the scale  :bow:

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2021, 11:50:09 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:..I love this little conversion..one its more than possible and two it's a sweet build too.
Very nice indeed.
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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2021, 02:07:53 pm »
Love this.

Had to go over and confirm it had been nominated for the Whiffies.

What colors did you use for the camo?
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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2021, 03:28:47 pm »
Thanks for the encouragement guys.

What colors did you use for the camo?

This one is done in SMS Paints. British SCC15 Olive Drab and Camo Black, which is nicely backed off a bit from being a black, black.
For the "Mickey Mouse" scheme, I painted black first, used blobs of blutak pressed on to form the pattern, then painted with SCC15

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Re: 3.7In Recoilless Rifle Bren Carrier
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2021, 06:49:46 pm »
Thanks,
I have several carriers, lloyds and Chevy's to do at some point and a Churchill AVRE and probably a Sherman or two to do.

Have to see if the LHS carries SMS.  They are well stocked with all kinds.
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