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7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)

7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
includes four plastic 7.5cm PaK40 Anti-tank guns with crew, one Command Panzerfaust SMG team, eight Ammunition plugs, eight Spent shell casing plugs, four Large six-hole bases & one Small three-hole base.

Development of the 7.5cm PaK40 began in 1939, with both Krupp and Rheinmetall developing designs for testing and adoption. Initially the weapons development was slow, but priority was soon bumped up after Operation Barbarossa in 1941 with the appearance of heavy Soviet armour like the KV-1. The first Rheinmetall guns rushed off the production line in November 1941.

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Germans forces had smashed through the American 28th and 106th Infantry Divisions before approaching the key crossroads town of Bastogne on 19 December. In the meantime the veteran 101st Airborne Division had been rushed from their camp in France to Bastogne to take up the defence.

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7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)

The gun retained many features of the lighter 5cm PaK 38 gun. It had a muzzle brake to reduce recoil, a double skin shield for added protection of the breech, and torsion-bar suspension for motor towing. The trail retained the tubular arms of the PaK 38 design, but were made of steel for added strength rather than the aluminium of the PaK 38.

The newly introduced Panzergranate 39 weighed 6.8 kg and achieved a penetrating power of 132mm of armour at 500-meters with a muzzle velocity of 792 meters per second. 

The weapon was effective against almost every Allied tank until the end of the war, with the exception of the Soviet IS-2 and the American M26 Pershing. However it was much heavier than the 5cm PaK 38, decreasing its mobility to the point where it was difficult or impossible to move without an artillery tractor on boggy ground.

Figures designed by Evan Allen
Gun designed by Will Jayne
Painted by Mark Hazel
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The Command Panzerfaust SMG Team
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
The 7.5cm PaK40 Anti-tank Guns
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
The 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank gun will deal with any armour the Western Allies care to throw against the Panzergrenadiers. It has good range and excellent penetration, ideal for halting armoured counterattacks.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
The 7.5cm PaK40 in Flames Of War
Weapon
Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
7.5cm PaK40 gun
Medium
32"/80cm
2
12
3+
Gun shield.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Gun Shields
Manning a gun in the thick of battle is a hazardous job. To offset the increased vulnerability of gun crews to enemy fire, many guns have a bulletproof gun shield.


Gun Shields provide your Gun teams with Bulletproof Cover from shots fired from in front of a line drawn across the front of the team’s base. Shots fired from behind this line hit the unprotected crew behind the shield.

Gun Shields do not provide cover to teams moving At the Double, nor from artillery bombardments.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
The 7.5cm PaK40 Gun Crew
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7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) Prepare To Fire
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Contents of the 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) Box Set
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Company Command Team
Description of Components
a. 1x NCO figure pointing with SMG.
b. 1x Standing riflemen figure raising rifle.
c.
1x Kneeling NCO figure pointing.
d. 1x
Standing Panzerfaust figure aiming Panzerfaust.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Assembling the Command Team
To assemble the command team, simply arrange figures A, B and C to taste on the small three-hole base provided. If you decide to upgrade your command team to include a Panzerfaust, simply replace figure B with figure D.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Gun Crew
Description of Components
a. 4x Anti-tank gunner figures.
b. 4x Standing figures holding shell.
c.
4x Kneeling figures with hand up.
d. 4x Loader figures holding shell.
Assembling the 7.5cm PaK40 Crew
To assemble the 7.5cm PaK40 gun crew gun crew, simply arrange them to taste around the anti-tank gun.

Note: Figure A has been designed to straddle the gun trail and sit on the left-hand side gun trail. See the assembly instructions below for more detail.
7.5cm PaK40 Plugs
Description of Components
a. 4x Spent shell casings plug #1.
b. 4x Spent shell casings plug #2.
c.
4x Ammo box plug #1.
d. 4x Ammo box plug #2.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Assembling the 7.5cm PaK40 Plugs
Once the gun crew has been arranged to taste, simply use the plugs to fill any leftover in the base.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) Plastic PaK40 Spure
Description of Components
a. 4x Plastic PaK40 spures.
The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base
b. 4x Large six-hole bases.

7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Assembling the 7.5cm PaK40 Anti-tank Gun
Step 1. Begin assembly of the 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank with the the gun trail. Start by attaching the wheels to either side of the gun trail.

Tip:
Always dry fit (Dry Fitting is assembling components of a model without any glue. This ensure that they go fit together correctly before a permanent bond is created and allows for any fine adjustments to be made.) components before final assembly.

Below:
The gun trail of the 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank gun.
Below: Attaching a wheel to the right-hand side of the gun trail.

Tip: When refer to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the gun from the rear.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Below: Attaching the wheel to the left-hand side of the gun trail. Step 2. Next, attach the front plate to the front of the gun trail.

Tip: The front of the gun trail has two small pegs to assist in the correct alignment of the front plate.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Below: The front plate attached to the gun trail correctly.

Note: The head of the shovel should point towards the left.
Step 3. Next, attach the gun to the gun trail.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Step 4. Attach the gun shield by sliding it into position over the gun barrel. Below: With the gun shield in place, the 7.5cm PaK40 gun is ready for its crew.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Assembling the Gun Crew and Plugs
Step 1. Begin by attaching the 7.5cm PaK40 to one of the large six-hole bases provided.
7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73) 7.5cm PaK40 Platoon (Winter) (GBX73)
Step 2. Next, arrange to one of each crew figure type around the gun using the holes provided in the base.

Note: Figure A has been designed to straddle the gun trail and sit on the left-hand side gun trail.
Step 3. Fill any remaining holes in the base with the plugs provided.

Below: The 7.5cm PaK40 complete with crew figures and base plugs.
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Last Updated On Monday, December 17, 2012 by Blake at Battlefront