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British 8th Army 6 Pounder ATG

Condition: MINT/New
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British 8th Army 6 Pounder ATG
Sub Category: Bolt Action
Publish Year: 2018
Dimensions: 3.75x5.5x1"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148709779
Mfg. part #: WLG403011019
Type: Miniatures Pack

Description

The QF 6-pdr was the highly successful replacement for the 2-pdr, being copied by the Americans as the 57mm gun, M1. Its useful lifespan was extended by new developments in ammunition that improved its armor penetration capabilities, allowing it to knock out Panthers and Tigers from the flank.

Although supplemented by the 17-pdr, it was never entirely replaced and continued to serve in infantry units long after the war ended. The 6-pdr replaced the 2-pdr as the standard weapon in British tanks as it became available, but even as it did so, a replacement was being sought. Although HE shells were available, the limited size of charge meant they were relatively ineffective, making the 6-pdr less than ideal as a tank gun and leading to the development of the 75mm weapon used in British tanks such as the Cromwell and Churchill. The QF 6-pdr used by British airborne forces had a special carriage that allowed them to be towed as if they were light anti-tank guns.

Models supplied unassembled and unpainted