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75/27 Cannon Platoon

By: Battlefront Miniatures

Type: Minis Box Set

Product Line: Flames of War - WWII - Italian - Box Sets & Miscellaneous

Early/Middle

Last Stocked on 11/19/2014

Product Info

Title
75/27 Cannon Platoon
Sub-category
Publish Year
2011
MFG. Part #
BFMIBX06
Type
Minis Box Set
Age Range
14 Years and Up

Description

One of the most common and oldest guns in use by the Italian army during the Second World War was the 75/27 cannon. It was originally a German Krupp export model adopted by the Italian army in 1906. Despite its age, the 75/27 was of sound and sturdy construction; an attribute that saw it stay in service until 1943.

Despite the limitations of its single pole trail; restricting the elevation of the gun. It still had considerable range for a field gun. The original models had spoked wooden wheels and were only designed to cope with horse traction, but by 1940 some had been modernized with all-steel wheels with rubber tires so they could be pulled at higher speeds behind motorized traction. These modernized models saw action in North Africa and during the campaign in the Soviet Union, proving ever effective in the hands of their Italian crews.

Contains:

  • four 75/27 guns with crew
  • Command Rifle team
  • Staff team
  • Observer Rifle team
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