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20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
includes four 20mm mle 1939 Anti-aircraft gun with crew, one Command Rifle team, one Small base & four Medium bases.

With the Ju 87 Stuka playing such an important role in the German Blitzkrieg tactics, it became vital that the French Army employed a strong anti-aircraft defence to counter the threat posed by the German dive bombers.

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Blitzkrieg
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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Blitzkrieg
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) Along with the Hotchkiss 25mm mle 1938 anti-aircraft gun, the 20mm mle 1939 provide the French with the tools needed to keep the dreaded Ju 87s at bay. However, stopping the German war machine in the summer of 1940 would prove beyond the powers of even the brave men arming these guns.

Learn more about the 25mm mle 1938 gun here...

Gun designed by Karl Cederman
Figures designed by Anton Ducrot
Painted by Mark Hazell

The 20mm mle 1939 Gun in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
20mm mle 1939 gun Light
16"/40cm
4
5
5+
Anti-aircraft, Turntable.
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
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.
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
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.
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
French Painting Guide For Early War
If you're wondering what colours to paint your Early-war French, look no further.

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20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
The 20mm mle 1939 Crew
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
The 20mm mle 1939 Anti-aircraft Gun Ready For Action
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
The Contents of the 20mm mle 1939 AA gun Blister
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Description of Components
a. 1x Standing figure with clipboard.
b. 1x Rifleman figure with hand up.
c. 1x Rifleman figure.
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
Description of Components
a. 4x Seated gunner figures.
b. 3x Loader figures with knees together.
c. 3x Loader figures with knees apart.
d. 1x Kneeling riflemen figures with hand up.
e. 1x Kneeling riflemen figure pointing.
Description of Components
a. 4x Gun tripods.
b. 4x 20mm guns.

20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) Description of Components
a. 1x Small base.
b. 4x Medium bases.
Assembling the 20mm mle 1939 Gun
Step 1. Begin by attaching the seated gunner figure to the end of the 20mm mle 1939 gun. Step 2. Next, place the 20mm mle 1939 gun with gunner attached to the gun tripod.
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) 20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
Modelling the Command Team
On the small base provided, arrange the Command team figures to taste.

Right: An example of Mark's command team.
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540)
20mm mle 1939 AA gun (FR540) Modelling the 20mm mle 1939 AA Guns
Once the guns are assembled, attach each gun to one of the medium bases provided. Each gun has three crew figures, the seated gunner and two other figures of your choice.


Left: An example of Mark's 20mm mle 1939 AA guns.


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