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M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (plastic) (US784)

 M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)

M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)
includes two plastic US HMG sprues, four medium bases and two unit cards.

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The Allies have the fascists on the run in North Africa, but the fight is not over yet. The United States is the newest army to enter the war. They boast some of the best tanks in the world, backed up by well-equipped infantry, either marching to battle on foot or riding in half-tracks, and the latest deadly tank destroyers. Their troops are inexperienced, but they have trained hard and are eager to prove themselves. They will need to learn quickly, as they face a cunning and battle-hardened enemy.

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Fighting First: US Forces In North Africa 1942-43 
M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)

M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)

The Browning M1917 HMG has a water-filled cooling jacket around the barrel, allowing it to conduct sustained fire without danger of overheating. With its heavy tripod and water tank, the M1917 weighs over 45kg (100lbs). It is designed for defence, not to charge into assaults alongside the infantry

M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)

M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)

In its debut test, the weapon fired 20,000 rounds with only a few malfunctions mostly related to poorly loaded cloth belts. The reliability was exceptional, so Browning fired another 20,000 rounds through the weapon with one broken part a broken sear at about 39,500. The Ordnance Board was impressed, but was unconvinced that the same level of performance could be achieved in a production model. Consequently, Browning used a second gun that not only duplicated the original trial, but it also fired continuously for 48 minutes and 12 seconds.

M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754)
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US HMG Platoon Sprue (x2) Bases
M1917 Machine-gun Platoon (Plastic) (US754) MMG Platoon & Mortar Section (Plastic) (BR754)
Unit Cards
M1917 MG Platoon (x1) M1917 Armored Machine-gun Platoon (x1)
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Fighting First Live Launch
September 1st marked the launch date of the latest Flames of War book release, Fighting First! Click on the image above to look back at the 12 hour live celebration which took place at the Battlefront New Zealand and US offices.

Last Updated On Wednesday, November 2, 2022