Univ. Carrier (Bel)

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Univ. Carrier
Armored personnel carrier
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General data
TypeRecon
Nation
Deployment cost5
Weapons
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1x Bren (7.7mm)

Rate of fire: 267 r/m

Damage: 0.5
Suppression: 5
Blast: 26
Accuracy: 10 %
Range: 750 m

Ammunition600 (MG)
Survivability
Armor
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Front: 10 mm
Top: Weak
Side: 5 mm
Rear: 5 mm
Mobility and detection
Speed45 km/h
Speed on roads50 km/h
StealthGood
OpticsVery High
CargoLight
Special abilities
This unit is specialised in reconnaissance: it can spot an enemy unit from further away than regular troops, and identify it quicker.Recon troops don't affect the frontline, nor are they affected by morale penalties in enemy territory. RECON

Univ. Carrier is a Belgium Recon unit in Steel Division II

Background[edit source]

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.

Strategy[edit source]

These were used as transport for the reconnaissance infantry of the Brigade Piron.