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100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)

100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
includes two 100mm BS-3 Anti-tank guns with crew, one Command Rifle team, two Large bases & one Small base.

By 1944, the Red Army was facing some of the most advanced German tank designs of the Second World War.   

Left: The Command Rifle team.

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By 1944, the Red Army was facing some of the most advanced German tank designs of the Second World War.  The Panther with its sloped frontal armour and powerful gun proved more than a match for any Soviet tank of the period. If the Panther wasn’t enough for Soviet tankers, the King Tiger would prove a near unstoppable behemoth.

The threat posed by these designs forced the Red Army to seek out ever powerful anti-tank guns to eliminate this menace. The Soviet 100mm BS-3 was one such design.

100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
The 100mm BS-3 Gun in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
100mm BS-3 gun
Immobile
40"/100cm
1
16
2+
Gun shield.
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The 100mm BS-3 proved one of the most powerful anti-tank gun produced during the Second World War. Despite mainly being used in an anti-tank role, the weapon’s calibre meant that its High Explosive (HE) round proved extremely effective; giving the gun the vital ability to fulfil a duel role on the battlefield.
100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
The gun's excellent armour penetration (185mm at 1000m) made it the ideal choice of weapon to arm the SU-100 and provided the Red Army with a more mobile option of dealing with the vaunted German Tiger and Panther tanks.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell
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"The 100mm BS-3 gun has a Gun Shield which means that even if you fail a Gun save, your opponent must make a Firepower test to destroy that team. But remember, Gun Shields only provide Bulletproof cover from shots fired from in front of the gun. Gun Shields do not provide cover to teams moving At The Double, nor from artillery bombardments."
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The 100mm BS-3 Guns Prepare To Fire
100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
The Contents of the 100mm BS-3 Gun Blister
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100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
Description of Components
a. 2x Gun trails.
b.
2x Gun barrels.
c. 2x Gun shields.
d. 4x Gun wheels.
100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
Description of Components
a. 2x Standing figures with shell.
b. 1x Kneeling figure pointing.
c.
1x Kneeling figure with hand up and binoculars.
d. 2x Kneeling figures with shell.
e.
2x Standing figures covering ears.
100mm BS-3 gun (SU520) Description of Components
a. 1x Kneeling figurewith SMG and pointing.
b. 1x Standing figure with arms out*.
c. 1x Rifleman figure.

* = Only a suggestion for the command team.

Description of Components
a. 1x Small base.
b. 2x Large bases.

100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)
Assembling the 100mm BS-3 Gun
Step 1. Begin by attaching the wheels to the gun trail.
Step 2. Next, mount the gun barrel to the top of the gun trail.
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Step 3. Finally, slide the gun shield into place and secure with hobby glue.
Step 4. With the gun shield in place, the 100mm BS-3 gun is ready for painting.
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100mm BS-3 gun (SU520) Modelling the Command Team
On the small base provided, arrange the Rifleman figure, kneeling SMG figure and another figure of your choosing to taste.

Left: Mark's example of a Command team.
Modelling the 100mm BS-3 Guns
Once the 100mm BS-3 guns are assembled place each gun on the large bases provided. Next, surround the guns with the crew figures. Four crew figures per gun.

Right: An example one of Mark's 100mm BS-3 guns.
100mm BS-3 gun (SU520)


Last Updated On Thursday, March 15, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront