Univ. Carrier (Bel)
Armored personnel carrier
Univ. Carrier is a Belgium Recon unit in Steel Division II
Derived from the Carden-Loyd family of tankettes, the Universal Carrier was one of the most ubiquitous fighting vehicles of the British Commonwealth and, at 113,000 built, the most produced armored fighhting vehicle in history.
The Carrier was designed in 1934, by Vickers-Armstrong, and accepted in limited line service in 1936. However, it wasn't until 1940 that the final Universal design was implemented, becoming the most widespread of Universal Carrier models, powered by an 85 hp Ford V8 petrol engine with a Horstmann suspension giving it excellent maneuverability.
The Carrier was used in a multitude of variants thanks to its ubiquity. The default version had a single Bren gun and enough space for a troop of soldiers.
In the Motorized companies of Brigade Piron has the 1st Platoon serving as scouts mounted on Universal Carriers.
These were used as transport for the reconnaissance infantry of the Brigade Piron.