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BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)

BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65) BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
includes one Armoured Anti-Aircraft car with 2cm FlaK38 (V) & 3.7cm FlaK43 gun options.

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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Like the Artillery Car, the Anti-aircraft Car is equipped with a 10.5cm howitzer to bombard the enemy from a distance. Susceptible to attack from the air it is also equipped with either a quad 2cm, or rapid firing 3.7cm anti-aircraft gun to deter enemy fighters. It also provides protection from infantry that get too close.

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 Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
The Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

Anti-aircraft Car
Train
3
3
2
Artillery Car, Protected ammo, Four passenger-fired side train MG (two each side)
10.5cm leFH18/40
24"/60cm
1
10
2+
Deck turret, Breakthrough gun, Smoke.
Firing bombardments
72"/180cm
-
4
4+
Smoke bombardments.
with 2cm FlaK38 (V) gun
16"/40cm
6
5
5+
Turntable, Anti-aircraft.
with 3.7cm FlaK43 gun
24"/60cm
4
6
4+
Turntable, Anti-aircraft.
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"The 10.5cm leFH18/40 howitzer has the ability to fire Smoke in either direct fire or as a Smoke bombardment. Smoke can be used to conceal your units as they advance across the table or to prevent a specific enemy unit from targeting your troops."
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Breakthrough Gun
Some weapons are just so powerful that there is no chance of surviving a hit from them. These heavy guns are often mounted in tanks and self-propelled guns designed to break through enemy defensive lines.


Infantry teams, Gun teams, and Unarmoured vehicles automatically fail their Saves when hit by a Breakthrough
Gun or a Bunker Buster. This does not apply to Artillery Bombardments.
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"The Armoured Anti-aircraft car has Protected ammo; this means crews are more willing to remount a Bailed Out vehicle."

Vehicles with protected ammo re-roll all failed motivation tests to remount Bailed Out vehicles in the Starting Step.
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"The 2cm FlaK38 (V) has a higher ROF (6) but a shorter range (16"/40cm) and a lesser Firepower (5+) when compared to the 3.7cm FlaK43 (Range: 24"/60cm; ROF 4; Firepower 4+)."
BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
Below: The 2cm FlaK38 (V) gun option.
Below: The 3.7cm FlaK43 gun option.
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The Armoured Anti-Aircraft Car Keeps a Lookout for Any Pesky 'Jabos'.
BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
The Contents of the BP44 Armoured Anti-Aircraft Car Box Set
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BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
Description of Components
a. 1x Buffer sprue.
b. 2x Wheelsets.
c. 1x 10.5cm gun barrel.
d. 1x Resin turret.
e. 1x Resin Anti-aircraft car.
BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
Description of Components
a. 1x Gunner figure.
b. 2x Loader figures.
c.
2x Twin 2cm guns.
d. 1x 2cm FlaK38 (V) mount base.
e. 1x Gun shield sprue.
f. 1x 2cm FlaK38 (V) gun mount.
BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
Description of Components
a. 1x 3.7cm ammo clip.
b. 1x 3.7cm FlaK43 gun.
c. 1x Small gun shield half.
d. 1x Large gun shield half.
e. 1x 3.7cm FlaK43 gun mount base.
f. 1x 3.7cm FlaK43 gun mount.
g.
1x Gunner figure.
Assembling the Armoured Anti-Aircraft Car
Step 1. Begin by attaching the wheelsets to the bottom of the resin anti-aircraft car. Step 2. Next, add a pair of buffers to one end of the anti-aircraft car.
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Step 3. Another set of buffers also needs to be added to the opposite of end of the anti-aircraft car. Step 4. Next, attach the 10.5cm leFH18/40 barrel to the resin turret. Tip: Drilling out the muzzle brake will add the extra realism to the model.

Learn how to drill out muzzle brakes here...
Evan has created a recess for a rare earth magnet in the anti-aircraft car.

Read Chris' guide to Rare Earth Magnets here for more tips and tricks...
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Step 5. With the artillery turret added the armoured anti-aircraft car is nearly ready for painting but first we have to decide what anti-aircraft gun the anti-aircraft car will be armed with.
BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
Assembling the 2cm FlaK38 (V) Anti-Aircraft Gun
Step 1. Begin by attaching the gun mount to the gun base.
Step 2. Next, attach the right hand-side of the gun shield.
Step 3. Followed by the left hand-side of the gun shield.
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Step 4. Next, attach a set of 2cm gun barrels to the side of the gun mount at the desired angle of elevation. Step 5. Repeat step four by mounting the second set of 2cm guns on the opposite side of the gun mount. Step 6. Next, attach one of the loader figures to the gun base. Step 7. Then repeat with the second loader figure on the opposite side of the gun base.
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Step 8. Finally, attach the gunner figure to the rear of the gun mount. With all the crew in place, the 2cm FlaK38 (V) is now fully assembled. Step 9. With the 2cm FlaK38 (V) anti-aircraft gun in place, the armoured anti-aircraft car is now ready for painting. Unless you decide to arm it with the 3.7cm FlaK43 anti-aircraft gun...
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Assembling the 3.7cm FlaK43 Anti-Aircraft Gun
Step 1. Begin by sliding the gunner figure into place on the gun mount. Step 2. Next, attach the 3.7cm FlaK43 gun to the opposite side of the gun mount at the desired angle of elevation.
Step 3. Attach the 3.7cm ammo clip to the side of the 3.7cm gun in the notch provided.
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Step 4. Next, attach the gun mount base to the gun mount. The gun mount and the gun mount base should align like the example shown below. Step 5. Next up is the gun shield. Begin by joining the two halves of the gun shield.
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BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)
Step 6. Next, attach the gun shield to the gun mount base. The gun shield and the gun mount base should align as shown in the examples below. With the gun shield in place the 3.7cm FlaK43 is now fully assembled.
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Step 7. With the 3.7cm FlaK43 anti-aircraft gun in place, the armoured anti-aircraft car is now ready for painting.
BP44 Armoured Train Anti-Aircraft Car (GBX65)


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