Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German Panzergrenadier Company HQ (Afrikakorps) 1x German Panzergrenadier Company Command SMG Team (Afrikakorps) 1x German Panzergrenadier 2iC Command SMG Team (Afrikakorps) 1x German Anti-Tank Rifle Section (Afrikakorps) 1x German Anti-Tank Rifle Team (Afrikakorps) 1x German Panzergrenadier 2.8cm sPzB41 Anti-Tank Team (Afrikakorps) 1x German RW43 Puppchen Launcher Team (Afrikakorps)
The war in North Africa is the focus of the Desert Rats of the British Army and its Imperial allies as the third year of the war draws to a close. Here they fight the German Afrikakorps under General Rommel and the Italian Regio Esercito, the Royal Army, for dominance of the western desert. As this heroic struggle plays out, the United States Army enters the fray for the first time, landing in Algeria and Morocco behind Rommel?s forces. Trapped between two foes, the Desert Fox does the only thing possible - he attacks! Afrika enables you to recreate the famous battles of El Alamein, Kasserine pass, Sicily and Salerno with the Flames Of War World War II wargame. contents: Contains 1 North Africa hardback intelligence handbook.
Early Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf J's were fitted with the short 5cm gun until Hitler ordered their upgunning to the long 5cm. Used in 1942 in Russia and by Rommel in North Africa, the Panzer III J was the standard German tank in early mid war.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German Panzer III J
The Leichter Panzerspahwagen were a series of light four wheel drive armoured cars produced Germany using the standard sPkw I Horch 801 (heavy car) chassis with an angled armoured body and turret. The SdKfz 221 was the basic model and was armed with a single 7.92mm MG34 machine gun and manned by a two man crew. Armour protection was originally 8mm thick, but was increased to 14.5mm later in production.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German SdKfz 221
The SdKfz 223 (Funkapparat or radio) was the radio car version of the Leichter Panzerspahwagen series of armoured cars, armed like the SdKfz 221 with a 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun. It included additional radio equipment and had a large 'bed-frame' antenna over the vehicle. Over five hundred of the SdKfz 223 were produced.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German SdKfz 223 (Fu)
The Schwerer Panzerspahwagen were a series of heavy armoured cars with six or eight wheels used by the German army. Intended for the vital role of reconnaissance, scouting ahead of the Panzer tank units to assess enemy strength and intentions, they were large and ungainly but a very fast addition to the German mobile arsenal. The SdKfz 231 (8-rad) was simply the SdKfz231 (6-rad) with eight wheels, armed similarly with a 2cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and an MG 13 machine gun.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German SdKfz 231 8-Rad
The SdKfz 2, better known as the Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101 or Kettenkrad for short, started its life as a light tractor for airborne troops. The vehicle was designed to be delivered by Junkers Ju 52 aircraft, though not by parachute. The vehicle had the advantage of being the only gun tractor small enough to fit inside the hold of the Ju 52. Most Kettenkrads saw service on the eastern front where they were used to lay communication cables, pull heavy loads and carry soldiers through the deep Russian mud, although the vehicle was also used in North Africa and in Europe.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 4x German SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad
In 1935 Rheinmetall-Borsig AG developed a 7.5cm gun that would go on to become the standard artillery weapon of Germany's mountain infantry, the Gebirgsjager. The weapon entered service in 1938 as the 7.5cm GebG 36 and the whole gun could be broken down into eight separate loads, which became one of the primary reasons the gun was also adopted by the Fallschirmjager. Broken down, the gun could be easily loaded into a Ju-52 aircraft for transport to the combat zone once the Fallschirmjager had secured a landing area. The Fallschirmjager Light Artillery Batteries also used the 7.5cm LG 40, a light recoilless gun designed for use in airborne operations.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German Fallschirmjager Light Artillery Battery 1x German Fallschirmjager Command SMG Team 1x German Observer Rifle Team 2x German Fallschirmjager 7.5cm GebG 36 Gun Teams with 10.5cm LG 40 Gun options 1x German Fallschirmjager Weapon Canister
The 'Desert Fox' - as General Erwin Rommel was known - was a daring and aggressive commander who always looked to attack. His skill at manoeuvre and hard-hitting assaults defeated many superior forces.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x Generalfeldmarschall Rommel 1x German Sd Kfz 250/5 'GREIF' 2x German crew with table and stool
The Special Air Service, in their well-armed jeeps, forayed deep into enemy territory to raid vital airfields, headquarters and communication centres, disrupting German war efforts.
This Flames Of War blister pack contains 10 British SAS SMG Teams