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Resicast Bren Gun Tripod Set
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 03:18 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the Resicast Bren Gun Tripod Set, containing three guns with mounts and accessories.

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Thanks!
exer
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:47 AM UTC
Interesting piece Alan. I don't think I've ever seen photos of brens mounted on tripods.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 04:29 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Used in the early days for fixed line of fire in static defences and pill boxes.. Probably not that popular but I think I have a couple of pictures of the AA mount somewhere, if I can find them

Here's a short snippet

http://www.pillbox.org.uk/armoury/bren_gun.asp

Some history

http://world.guns.ru/machine/brit/bren-e.html

Lots of pics here:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bren+gun+tripod&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=MLfwTrf2F9Lm8QPm_r2lAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CFMQsAQ&biw=1144&bih=635

Some AA pics here;

http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Malta%20WWII/Anti-aircraft.htm

Al
exer
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 05:04 AM UTC
Thanks Al. I remember training with the GPMG each team was handed one of these, or something similar, folded up, and told to figure it out. As I recall we all failed miserably
AlanL
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Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 05:17 AM UTC

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Thanks Al. I remember training with the GPMG each team was handed one of these, or something similar, folded up, and told to figure it out. As I recall we all failed miserably





Hi Pat,

the GPMG in sustained fire mode is an awesome weapon, just like the Vickers you can drop the rounds right into a trench system, although you need the SF barrel, otherwise things might fuse together!!! lol, lol.

Al