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Bed Spring Armour (SU960) Includes six plastic sprues of bedspring improvised armour, three with square pattern and three with diamond pattern.
In 1945 the Soviets began to fit mesh spaced armour to the side of their tanks and assault guns to give added protection against weapons such as the Panzerfaust. This quickly became known as bed spring armour, due to it looking like the sprung metal base of a bed.
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Bed Spring Armour
When fielding a Soviet force from Berlin, You may add Bed Spring Armour to any or all of your IS-2, T-34/85 obr 1944 or T-24 obr 1942 tanks for +5 points per tank.
If a tank protected by Bed Spring Armour fails an Armour Save against a weapon with a Firepower of 5+ or 6 hitting its Side armour, roll a special 4+ Bed Spring Armour save:
Check out these modelling articles for some tips on using Bed Spring Armour: