T28E1 37mm AAA Platoon
includes four metal, resin and plastic T28E1s and one Unit card.
The T28E1 CGMC (Combination Gun Motor Carriage) was an experimental design to give the armored divisions mobile anti-aircraft support. It featured a 37mm M1 anti-aircraft gun and two Browning .50-calibre machine guns, on a rotating platform, mounted on an M3 half-track chassis. As well as giving armored units their own self-propelled anti-aircraft artillery (AAA or triple-A), the T28E1 can also provide additional infantry support, mowing down soft ground targets.
Originally the water-cooled .50 cal machine-guns were intended to be used to fire tracer while tracking the aircraft through the air before opening up with the 37mm cannon, but field use soon found that crews were firing all three weapons together. The resulting wall of lead proved very successful in knocking down and chasing off enemy planes in North Africa.
The guns of the T28E1 could rotate 360 degrees, and fire through an elevation of –5 to 85 degrees. The T28E1 had no armoured protection for its gun, so the crew were totally exposed when firing the weapon. The success of the T28E1 in Africa led to further evaluation of the design back in the US.
T28E1 37mm Unit Card (x1)
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37mm obr 1939 Anti-aircraft gun (x2)
The Soviet recoil-operated 37mm anti aircraft gun is based on a Bofors design and closely resembles the 40mm guns used by both the British and United States forces during World War II. The 37mm obr 1939 was developed from the Swedish 25mm Bofors AA gun sold to Russia in the 1930s.
M3 Halftrack Platoon (Plastic)
includes four plastic M3 Halftracks, four plastic Halftrack Crew sprues, one Decal Sheet and one Unit card.
Even though the ‘blitz doughs’ have nicknamed it the ‘purple heart box’, the M3 Half-track is a versatile and resilient machine. However its body offers all-around protection, including an armoured shutter over the radiator and a bulletproof windscreen.
Armored Recon Patrol
includes two metal and resin M3A1 Armored Cars, two metal and resin Jeeps, one plastic Commander sprue and two Unit cards.
Each Armored Recon Platoon has two patrols of four vehicles each. The US Army likes its reconnaissance units to pack a punch.
T30 75mm Assault Gun Platoon
includes three metal, resin and plastic T30 75mm Assault Guns, one plastic Gun Crew sprue, one Decal Sheet and one Unit card.
The T30 HMC (Howitzer Motor Carriage) is a simple but effective weapon, consisting of an M1 75mm Pack Howitzer mounted on an M3 Half-track.