Armored Artillery Battery

By: Battlefront Miniatures

Type: Minis Box Set

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

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Last Stocked on 2/25/2021

Product Info

Title
Armored Artillery Battery
Sub-category
Publish Year
2013
Dimensions
8x6x1.5"
NKG Part #
2147485466
MFG. Part #
BFMUBX12
Type
Minis Box Set
Age Range
14 Years and Up

Description

By 1940 the landscape of modern warfare had changed. The use of ‘Blitzkreig’ tactics by the German in their conquest of Northern Europe meant it was vital for supporting units to keep pace with the armored spearhead to maintain the momentum of an attack.

US tank officers were all too aware of this fact and requested artillery weapons that could keep pace with the rapid advance of the tanks. The first attempt at mechanization resulted in the T19 105mm HMC; a M3 105mm howitzer paired with a M3 half-track. Far from satisfied with this design, the Ordnance Department hit pay dirt by mounting the same 105mm howitzer to the M3 tank chassis (and later the M4 chassis).

This design was known as the M7 105mm HMC and first entered combat during the campaign in Sicily in July 1943 and served with distinction in both the European and Pacific theatres throughout the course of the war. The M7 105mm HMC however, would prove to be only self-propelled artillery piece of note in the US Army during World War Two with over 4000 vehicles being produced by the end of the war.

Includes:

  • three individually sculpted M7 Priest HMC with crew
  • one Observer M4 Sherman OP tank
  • one Command Carbine team
  • one Staff team
  • two Rare earth magnets
  • four plastic Sherman component sprues
  • one Decal sheet
  • one Medium four-hole base & one Small three-hole base
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