Hi Dave Theres a brilliant book u might find in your local libairy called Armoured fighting vehicles of NZ 1939 to 1959 by Jeffrey Plowman (no 4 of the series). It has details of all the armoured vehicles built in NZ over that time with a good section on the Bren gun carriers. Over 1100 Bren gun carriers were built in NZ and there were some kiwi modifications to them.
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 22, 2008 10:34:24 GMT 12
Thanks Shane, I will certainly try to find that book, sounds great.
There was a factory producing them somewhere near Ardmore during the war apparently because Dad reckoned he used to see them test driving them (and he said they were factory test drivers, not Army from papakura, but he may have been wrong of course). He said they used to rip around the country roads at very high speed and sometimes tipped over on one notorious bend in the road.