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Airlanding Anti-Tank Platoon

by Battlefront Miniatures

Category: Historical Miniatures
Genre: Miniatures - Historical - WWII
Product Line: Flames of War - WWII - British - Artillery, AA, AT and AFV's
Product Note: Middle/Late
Publish Date: 2010
In Print: No
Condition: New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
BFMBBX18 Miniatures Box Set New

It was decided to equip the British Airborne forces with an anti-tank weapon in 1942, after considering a number of options it was decided to use the new 6 pdr gun.

Unfortunately the 6 pdrs standard carriage was too wide to fit into a glider and a new carriage had to be developed.

The new carriage was reduced to fit the 46 width of the Horsa glider. The axle was shortened and the front fixed armored shield was removed and the main shield was modified to fit to the width. The elevation wheel was moved to above the sight.

The trail legs were split in half to allow the gun to reduce its length during transportation. These two halves were joined by a socket joint secured by two large bolts. The new carriage was designated the Carriage Mark 3.

The airborne 6 pdr had available HE and Anti-tank ammunition, but didnt get APDS until 1945.

In Flames Of War

The 6 pdr's high rate of fire and excellent anti-tank rating makes it ideal for use in an ambush. Deployed with infantry support, a section of 6 pdrs can deal with all but the heaviest tanks in attempts to hold an objective.

Range 24/60cm; ROF 3; Anti-tank 10; Firepower 4+.

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