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BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)

BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62) BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)
includes one Armoured Locomotive.

With captured Polish and Russian trains as templates the Germans went about creating a standard model of armoured train in 1941. This was known as the BP42, and with later additions, the BP44. These new trains borrowed from the captured designs’ increased artillery capability over the existing German trains. They also overcame some of the perceived design flaws in the captured trains by splitting the artillery car in two, leaving only one gun on each car and thereby reducing loss of firepower if an artillery car was knocked out. Modern anti-aircraft guns and tank-hunter cars were also added making a formidable self-contained fighting unit.

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represents the Axis forces (Germans, Hungarians and Finns) serving on the Eastern Front between January 1944 and February 1945. 

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"Armoured trains are remarkably tough unless hit with heavy-calibre guns, but even if the Locomotive is disabled and the train halted, the gun cars will still fight on."

The key to the success of armoured trains is their operational mobility. They can move rapidly to trouble spots and deliver effective support when they arrive. In a country with few modern roads, this is essential. The one part of the train that is truly critical is the locomotive. Without it, nothing moves! It was the locomotive that provided the power-plant to create this unstoppable behemoth.

The BP44 Armoured Train can also include the Tank Hunter Cars and of course needs some train track in order to move.

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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Blake Coster

BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)
The BP44 Armoured Locomotive in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Locomotive
Train
3
3
2
Locomotive.
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"Armoured trains can only move along railway lines, so their deployment options are usually very limited."
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"Armoured Trains can only move on railway lines. Provided that the Locomotive is still operational they can move up to 16”/40cm forward or backward along the railway line each turn."
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BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62) BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)
"Armoured trains are unstoppable behemoths. They are not worried by mere soldiers on the track and will push aside any enemy tank that attempts to block their passage. Of course, they are a little more reluctant to ram a friendly tank!"
BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)
The Locomotive on the Move
BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)
The Contents of BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive Box Set
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BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)
Description of Components
a. 1x Resin tender.
b. 1x Resin locomotive.
c. 1x Buffer sprue.
d.
3x Tender wheel bogies.
e. 5x Locomotive wheel bogies
f. 1x Smoke stack.
g. 1x Right hand-side front section.
h. 1x Left hand-side front section.
Assembling The Armoured Locomotive
Step 1. Begin by joining the tender and the locomotive.
Step 2. Next, attach the locomotive wheel bogies to the bottom of the model.
Step 3. Followed by the tender wheel bogies.
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Step 4. Next, attach the right hand-side of the front section to the locomotive. Step 5. Followed by the left hand-side of the front section to the locomotive. Step 6. Finally, add the smoke stack.
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Step 7. Attach a pair of buffers to the front of the locomotive.
Step 8. Next, attach a set of buffers to the rear of the tender.
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Step 9. When the buffers are attached, the locomotive is ready to be painted.
BP44 Armoured Train Locomotive (GBX62)


Last Updated On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront