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BATTLEFRONT MINIATURES BRITISH: 17/25PDR ANTI-TANK TROOP

BATTLEFRONT MINIATURES BRITISH: 17/25PDR ANTI-TANK TROOP

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Flames Of War British Armoured Fist: 17/25pdr Anti-Tank Troop Box Set contains:

 

 

 

  • 2 Plastic 17 pdr Anti-tank guns

  • 2 Large six-hole bases

  • 1 Base plug sprue

  • 2 Plastic Gun Crew sprues

  • 1 Unit card

 

 

 

In the ongoing race between tank armour and anti-tank guns, even the 6 pdr would not be powerful enough for long. The answer was the huge 17-pounder. The barrel was ready by May 1942, but the carriage still needed work, so in an effort to rush the gun into service to deal with the arrival of heavy German panzers like the Tiger, a temporary hybrid solution was created by mounting the gun on a 25 pdr carriage.

 

The resulting 17/25-pounder, codenamed the 'Pheasant', first saw action at the Battle of Medenine in March 1943. 

 

 

 

 

Supplied unpainted & unassembled