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Airborne - 57mm AT Gun

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Airborne - 57mm AT Gun
Sub Category: Bolt Action
Product Note: 3 figures
Publish Year: 2009
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148632749
Mfg. part #: WLGWGB-AA-23
Type: Miniatures Pack

Description

The 57mm M1 anti-tank gun was a close copy of the British QF 6pdr which was itself also used by some American units. The M1 originally fired an armored-piercing shell weighing 2.272kg but this soon proved to be insufficient to penetrate the armor of the new Panther and Tiger tanks.

In 1944 an APDS (armored piercing dispensing sabot) shell was developed making this the first gun to have a discarding sabot shot as its service round. HE shells were only available from 1944 onwards. The 57mm anti-tank gun used by US airborne forces has a special carriage that allowed them to be towed as if they were light anti-tank guns.

This product is supplied unpainted and unassembled. Some assembly may be required.