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British 8th Army 2 Pounder ATG

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British 8th Army 2 Pounder ATG
Sub Category: Bolt Action
Product Note: 4 figures
Publish Year: 2019
Dimensions: 4x5.5x1"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148781911
Mfg. part #: WLG403011012
Type: Miniatures Pack

Description

At the outbreak of war, the QF 2-pdr (QF stands for ‘quick firing’) was the standard anti-tank gun of the British Army. It was an adequate weapon for the time, being slightly more effective in terms of armor penetration then the contemporary German 37mm PaK 36. It was, however, larger and heavier and employed an unusual carriage that required the wheels to be removed before it could fire. Against the early panzers, light vehicles and the poorly armored Japanese tanks it did well and was popular, meeting success in France, North Africa and the Far East.
Though the rapid rate of improvement in German armor made its replacement inevitable in Europe, it soldiered on rather longer against the Japanese and in light vehicles such as armored cars, whose realistic defense against enemy tanks was flight. As a side-note, the BEF lacked sufficient 2-pdrs and as a result was partially equipped with French 25mm Hotchkiss AT guns, which can be represented by the same entry for players fielding BEF forces.

Miniatures are supplied unpainted and assembly may be required.