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 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 SdKfz 250 Leichte Schutzenpanzerwagen was a light armoured half-track built by the Demag firm from 1941 onwards and used in a wide variety of roles throughout the war. The rough terrain of the vast Russian steppes proved challenging for the four-wheeled SdKfz 222 armoured car, so in March 1942 it was suggested that the small SdKfz 250 half-track might be a better choice for the reconnaissance role. Three prototype vehicles of the SdKfz 250/9 design were sent to Russia and immediately proved far more capable of coping with the extensive cross-country distances encountered than wheeled vehicles. In May 1943 production of the SdKfz 250/9 'Armoured Car' began. The turret, complete with 2cm KwK38 and MG34 from the SdKfz 222 armoured car, was transplanted onto a new armoured roof.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German SdKfz 250/9 (2cm KwK 38)
Like the small arms of the average Fallschirmjager the weapons of the support teams were also dropped in canisters to be collected on the drop zone before assembling for battle. The sMG-34 or sMG-42 heavy machine-guns were collected and mounted on a variable lightweight tripod, and the Fallschirmjager machine-gunners provided heavy fire support for ground operations. Initially they were armed with the sMG-34 but in 1942 the Fallschirmjager were the first troops to get the new MG-42, including in its sustained fire mode as the sMG-42.
Flames Of War contents: this blister pack contains 1x German Fallschirmjager Mortar Platoon 1x German Fallschirmjager Command SMG Team 4x German Fallschirmjager MG34 HMG Teams with MG42 options 1x German Fallschirmjager Weapon Canister
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
During the war the Heer used many types of truck but the three-tonne Opel Type 3, 6-36 S 'Blitz' was the most famous of all their vehicles. With over a hundred thousand built, these trucks - with the Blitz's characteristic lightning emblem on the radiator front panel - became symbolic of Germany's conquests. The trucks that went into combat with Graebner's assault on Arnhem Bridge were reinforced with sandbags, 55-gallon drums filled with sand and grain and anything else that would offer the slightest bit of protection for the troops inside. Though improvised, the troops were relatively safe from enemy small-arms fire.
This Flames Of War blister pack contains 2x German Armoured Opel Typ 3, 6-36 S 'Blitz' Kfz 305 Truck