8th Army 25-PDR & Quad Tractor

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    8th Army 25 pounder Light Artillery, Quad & Limber

    402211001
    1 Vehicle
    1 Artillery Piece/War Machine
    3 Crew
    Requires Assembly

    This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.

    The standard British field gun of World War II was the 25-pdr gun-howitzer, a versatile weapon with a calibre of 3.45 inches (87.6mm). This was the weapon used in overwhelming numbers in every theatre, although the 3.7-inch (94mm) Mountain Howitzer was also deployed in the Netherlands and the Ruhr by units originally equipped for mountain fighting in Greece. Some airborne units used a lightweight version of the same weapon. We categorise the 25-pdr as a light field gun for our purposes – although it was really an intermediate type capable of providing close range support and longer-range indirect fire. It was also pressed into service in an anti-tank role, and we’ve allowed for this by giving it a separate anti-tank shell.

    In the Western Desert, the 25-pdr often found itself pitched against enemy tanks. It was provided with an AT shell which was fired with the maximum charge over a flat trajectory to achieve the highest velocity.

     

    Contains:

    • 1x resin & metal Quad tractor
    • 1x metal 25pdr gun and limber
    • 3x metal crew
    • Waterslide Decal sheet
    • Damage markers
    • Bolt Action data card

    - $43.20

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