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Light Gun Platoon (Fallschirmjäger) (GE561) 7.5cm Leichgeschultz 40 The Fallschirmjäger Light Gun Platoons were armed with the 7.5 cm LG40. The 7.5cm LG40 is a light recoilless gun designed for use in airborne operations. It first went into action during the Operation Merkur (the invasion of Crete) in 1941 where it was dropped in four separate containers. Later methods were refined and only two drop containers were used.
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It also kicked up a lot of dust when firing, often giving away the gun’s position.
7.5cm LG40 Gun Length: 750mm Traverse: 360° below 20° elevation, 60° above 20° elevation Elevation: -15° to +42° Weight: 145kg Muzzle Velocity: 350mps Range: 6800m
In Flames Of War The Light Gun Platoon provided the Fallschirmjäger with an air-droppable duel purpose gun platoon that can deal with both dug-in infantry and tanks. However being recoilless means they can’t take-up positions in buildings and are never concealed if firing.
They perform well as a weapon with a range 16”/40cm, ROF 2, AT 9, FP 3+. They are light and manoeuvrable counting as a Man-packed Gun.
As a Man-packed Gun they make good ambushers before opening fire, and their Turntable lets them fire in any direction when they do.
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