The Bedford QL was in production from 1941 to 1945 with over 52,000 made in total. Used for various applications from general cargo to troop carrying. Some versions were also fitted with special bodies and used as radio trucks and 40mm Bofors tra.
American produced Halftrack armoured personnel carrier was supplied to Motor battalions of Armoured Divisions 1944. Unlike US units, British vehicles did not carry the .50 cal HMG on the pedestal . The British were issued with the M9 halftrack which can be differentiated from the US issued M5 by by the rounded rear corners of the crew compartment.
Universal carrier infantry section. A platoon of 13 carriers was attached to each Infantry battalion. They were used as a rapid reaction force to deploy to trouble spots or to seize objectives. These vehicles were also used in Motor companies of Armoured ..
The Loyd carrier was used to tow the 6lb anti tank gun issued to infantry Battalion anti tank Platoons. The vehicle was also used to tow the 4.2 inch mortar trailer in the mortar sections of the Medium Machine Gun Companies attached to Infantry Divisions. Despite its appearance the vehicle is not armoured as it was constructed in 6mm plate steel. The Pithead model has a crew of 5 men, hoops can be fitted to enhance the model if desired.
This version of the Universal carrier was used by Independent Machine Gun Companies attached to Motor Battalions of Armoured Divisions.
A Universal carrier was used for transporting Vickers machine gun sections of Machine Gun Battalions supporting infantry Divisions.
Ten of these Machine Gun (Bren) Carriers were supplied to each Infantry Battalion organised in 3 sections plus one HQ carrier . Each section had three carriers transporting 3 men, two with Bren guns while the third carried a Boyes anti tank rifle. Used in France 1940 and in the early Desert battles. The vehicle is recognisable by the sloping rear crew section sited on the left hand side.