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25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545)
25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545)
includes three 25mm mle 1938 Anti-aircraft guns with crew, one Command Rifle team, one Small base & three Medium bases.

The need for light anti-aircraft guns became apparent to the French during the Spanish Civil War. The Hotchkiss 25mm mle 1938 was rushed into production to fill the gap in the French arsenal.

Left & below left: The Command Rifle team.

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Blitzkrieg was the first Flames Of War supplement for Early-war; covering the German invasion of Poland and France during 1939-1940. It features German, Polish, French and British forces.

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25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545) This gun had been designed in 1932, and was initially rejected by the French Army. This gun is provided with armour-piercing rounds and is used in a dual-purpose role.

Every division is supposed to have an anti-aircraft defence battery of six 25mm guns and many divisions had received their allocations by the time of the German invasion.

Gun designed by Karl Cederman
Figures designed by Anton Ducrot
Painted by Mark Hazell
The 25mm mle 1938 Gun in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
25mm mle 1938 gun Light
16"/40cm
4
6
5+
Anti-aircraft, Turntable.
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Guns on Turntables
Some guns, mostly anti-aircraft guns, are mounted on turntables allowing them to turn in any direction.

Gun teams on Turntables can fire in any direction.

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Who Can Shoot
Shooting at aircraft requires a special anti-aircraft mounting to allow the weapon to shoot at high angles and rotate rapidly to track fast-moving aircraft.


Only weapons with the Anti-aircraft, Heavy Antiaircraft, or Self-defence Anti-aircraft attribute can fire at Aircraft. Anti-aircraft weapons that are still being towed by or carried as Passengers in Transport vehicles cannot shoot at Aircraft.

Anti-aircraft weapons must have a Line of Sight and be within Range to shoot at Aircraft.

Any teams that shoot at Aircraft can’t move At the Double, Dig In, Shoot or Assault in their next turn.

Any weapons (other than Self-defence Anti-aircraft weapons) that shoot at Aircraft cannot conduct Defensive Fire if assaulted later in this turn.

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The 25mm mle 1938 Crew
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The 25mm mle 1938 Anti-aircraft Gun Prepare to Engage
25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545)
The Components of the 25mm mle 1938 AA Gun Blister
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25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545) Description of Components
a. 1x Standing figure with clipboard.
b. 1x Rifleman figure with hand up.
c. 1x Rifleman figure.
Description of Components
a. 3x Seated gunner figures.
b. 3x Loader figures with knees together.
c. 3x Loader figures with knees apart.
d. 2x Kneeling riflemen figures with hand up.
e. 1x Kneeling riflemen figure pointing.

25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545)
25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545) Description of Components
a. 3x 25mm guns.
b. 3x Gun base plates.
c. 3x Sighting groups.
d. 3x Gun mounts.

Description of Components
a. 1x Small base.
b. 3x Medium bases.

25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545)
Assembling the 25mm mle 1938 Gun
Step 1. Begin by attaching the gun to the gun mount.
Step 2. Next, attach the sighting group to the gun mount.
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Step 3. Attach the seated gunner to the gun mount. Step 4. With the gunner attached the 25mm mle 1938 is now ready to paint.
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25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545) Modelling the Command Team
On of the small base provided, arrange the Command team figures to taste.

Left: An example of Mark's command team.
Modelling the 25mm mle 1938 AA Guns
Once the guns are assembled, attach each gun to one of the medium bases provided. Next, arrange one of each type of loader figures and one of the kneeling riflemen figures to taste around the gun. Each gun has four crew figures, the forth of course is the seated gunner who is already attached to the gun.


Right: An example of Mark's 25mm mle 1938 AA guns.
25mm mle 1938 AA gun (FR545)


Last Updated On Monday, April 2, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront