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BP44 Armoured Train Infantry Car (GBX64)
includes one Armoured Infantry Car.
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.
Check out the BP44 Armoured Train Infantry Car in the online store here...
Like the marines of a battleship, many armoured trains carry an infantry platoon in a specially-equipped assault car for its own protection and to clear obstacles from the track. The infantry platoon travels safe under the thick armour of the infantry car, only dismounting when they are needed.
The BP44 Armoured Train can also include the Tank Hunter Cars and of course needs some train track in order to move.
Learn more about the Tank Hunter Cars here...
Learn more about the Train Tracks here...
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Blake Coster
Note: Optional aerial frame not included.
Step 6. The infantry car is nearly ready for painting, the antenna just needs to be modelled.
Learn how to model the antenna array here...