Loyd Carrier No.2 Mk. II

    Loyd Carrier No.2 Mk. II

    Plastic model kit of the company BRONCO, for the construction of a British artillery transport vehicle Loyd Carrier No.2 Mk. II of WW II, in 1/35 scale.

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    Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the asembly of a British vehicle carrying artillery gun Loyd Carrier No.2 Mk. II of WW II, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals.

    The Lloyd tracked trailer is designed by Vivian Lloyd, and its structure is modified from the frame of the 15cwt Fordson 7V military truck plus the suspension and track designed by Vickers. This is a carrier lacking heavy armor and unarmed, and its main purpose is to be used as a tractor for artillery. It was tested in 1939 and went into production shortly thereafter, but it was still not in mass production until 1943. This car is powered by an 85-horsepower Ford engine. Its higher speed can reach a speed of 48 kilometers per hour and a cruising range of 220 kilometers. Some towed models that are responsible for towing 6-pound anti-tank guns will be additionally equipped with 7 mm thick armor plates (fixed by bolts) on both sides of the car body. The car can carry five crew members and additional ammunition and tools. Because of its larger size, it is the first choice for towing purpose, because it can carry more ammunition. The Lloyd crawler trailer without additional armor weighs approximately 4.5 tons. More than 26,000 units were built during the Second WW and are mainly divided into two models. The Mk. I type uses the "Bendix" brake system, and the Mk. II type uses the "Green" anti-lock brake device. It is also used as an armored personnel transport vehicle, a cable laying vehicle or a coolie vehicle (with additional batteries to assist the tank to start the engine). During WW II, the vehicle was allocated to the British, Polish, Dutch and Czech troops to replace the "Windsor" and "Oxford" type tracked conveyor vehicles.

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