Universal carrier - stowage schemes

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Gary Kennedy, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    A recent thread reminded me of something I was looking into a while ago.

    Someone posted a link on another forum to the below page, which includes line drawings for three types of Universal carrier stowage (3-in mortar, MG and Motor Bn Scout Pl). I thought the detail terrific and wondered if anyone might know where to find more of these types of schemes, particularly for standard Inf Bns and RA carriers?

    Universal Carrier

    Cheers,

    Gary
     
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  2. SDP

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    Gary

    Many of these types of drawing are held at the Tank Museum Library at Bovington. I'm not sure how they currently make them available but, for example, I bought what they called a 'Plans Pack' a number of years ago for the Comet Tank and the pack included quite a number of stowage drawings of this type...and also lots of other details relating to the type of vehicle.

    I'm not sure of the original source location....Chilwell? Also the Manuals for each vehicle can contain this type of stowage drawing.
     
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    For that specific vehicle, Nigel Watson's Universal Carrier books have reproductions of stowage diagrams aplenty. (And a separate set of construction drawings).
    Well worth the price, if they're still in print.

    Always meant to have a stowage diagrams thread. Must have hundreds scattered about.
     
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  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I have these 2 (also have 6 for the Crusader tank)

    Alistair
     

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  5. Trux

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    I posted some on this forum a couple of years ago but I cannot find them now. I have the originals somewhere in the attic. Some twenty years ago an old REME soldier gave me a stack of stowage diagrams, maintenance diagrams and handbooks he had kept since the immediate post war period.

    I really must get a proper filing system.

    Mike
     
  6. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Thanks folks, I'll check out those various options (apart from Mike's attic of course). Alistair, thanks in particular for those two scans, Motor Bns are a favourite or mine and those schemes sit nicely with some early war publications I have.

    Gary
     
  7. Trux

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    From a long forgotten computer file not the attic.
     

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  8. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Carrier 4.jpg

    This one got lost in transmission.

    Mike.

    Just to upset you I have tried three times to upload the OP Carrier but it will not co operate.
     
  9. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Thanks Mike, those are exactly what I was thinking of. I'd got the Service Instruction book from MLRS, which includes photos rather than drawings for the carriers in an MMG Pl, and an overhead sketch for the 3-in mortar model. I'm sure I've seen something for an AOP carrier somewhere recently as well.

    Cheers,

    Gary
     
  10. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I have the two drawings for the mortar carrier and one for the AOP. The AOP refuses to upload and I cannot find a scan of the mortar carrier. Given a day or two I can find and scan the originals. They really are in the attic.

    Mike
     
  11. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Mortar Carrier.
    Mortar 1 IMG_20170715_0002.jpg Mortar 2 IMG_20170715_0003.jpg

    Mike.

    AOP still refuses to upload!
     
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  12. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Thanks Mike, those are very interesting and hopefully you'll not have to go into the loft after all! Cheers,

    Gary
     
  13. Maybe because the AOP file is over 2MB (the size limit for posting picshere or in the Gallery) ? If so try to use an external host such as flickr, or email it to me and I'll post it via my flickr. If not, email it to me anyway and I'll see what I can do :D

    Michel
     
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  15. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Nice pictures Michel.

    My AOP Carrier picture seems to be in PIF format, whatever that is. I have been using Cannon scanners for 17 years and as far as I can tell they always scan in the same JPG format.

    Mike.
     
  16. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    Thanks for link, some quite unusual stuff on there and some post-war too. I found the AOP sketches but my Norton AV had a little episode when I tried to save the image. Good to know where to find them though.

    Gary
     
  17. Mike,

    PIF is not normally supposed to be a picture format. How big is the file ?

    Michel
     
  18. Cannon scanners with HE cartridges I suppose :D ?

    Michel
     
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  19. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Gary,

    Yes I see the two drawings for the AOP Carrier. These are the ones I have. The attic can remain undisturbed.

    Mike.
     
  20. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Michel,

    Scanners do not use cartridges!. All right I know it is a pun.

    Mike
     

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