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Airlanding Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon

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Airlanding Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon
Sub Category: Flames of War
Product Note: Late
Publish Year: 2010
Dimensions: 4x5.75x1.5"
Restockable: No
NKG part #: 2148940090
Mfg. part #: BFMBBX19
Type: Miniatures Box Set
Age Range: 14 Years and Up

Airlanding Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon
Airlanding Heavy Anti-Tank Platoon

Description

As early as March 1941 the British recognized a need for a 3-inch caliber anti-tank gun to replace those existing in service at the time. A rapid development program was entered into and by August 1942 the first of the new 17pdr guns were sent to the front.

The development of the gun itself was much faster then that of it’s specialized trail, so just the guns were sent to North Africa to deal with the new heavy German tanks. These first hundred were locally mounted on the trail of the 25pdr field gun, this became known as the 17/25pdr.

When the split trail was finally completed in 1943 the 17pdr gun was mounted on it and all further production was with the specialized anti-tank trail. The gun was fitted with a vertical sliding breechblock that was similar in design to that of the 25pdr. The recoil mechanized was mounted under barrel.

Gun Specifications

Caliber: 76.2mm (3-inch)
Barrel Length: L/58.3 4.442m
Combat Weight: 2923kg
Overall Length: 7.54m
Height: 1.676m
Elevation: +16.5°
Depression: -6°

Traverse: 60°
Rate of Fire: 10 rpm
Maximum Range: 10,500m
Effective Anti-tank range: up to 1500m
Muzzle Velocity: 950 meters/second
Armor Penetration: 130mm at 1000 yards Projectile Weight: 7.65kg (17 lb)

In Flames Of War

Landed via Hamilcar gliders the 17pdr guns provide the paratroopers with the anti-tank asset they require. When placed well, these heavy guns are more than capable of seeing off even the heaviest German tank.

The 17pdr has a range of 32”/80cm, Rate of Fire 2, Anti-tank 13 and Fire Power 3+.