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8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) Borgward Demolition Carriers (GE611)
includes four resin and metal Borgward Demolition Carriers and one Unit card.

After the invasion of Poland, the German army needed a solution to quickly clear mines ahead of a blitzkrieg attack. Early experiments using mine-rollers and Panzer I tanks carrying demolition packages met with limited success. In 1940, the German automobile manufacturer, Borgward, designed the B IV, a small one-man tank that could carry and deliver a 500kg explosive demolitions package. In the final attack run, the tank could be remotely controlled to the target and detonated, preferably after having dropped off the explosives and saving the Borgward carrier. Trials were successful and, by early 1942, the 300th Panzer Battalion (Radio Control) was created and shipped to the East Front in May 1942.

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Ghost Panzers
As the ground hardened after the muddy Russian Spring, the German army prepared to launch their Summer offensive, codenamed Operation Citadel. The target was Kursk, a city in the centre of a huge bulge in the front line, where several Soviet armies could be cut off and destroyed.To ensure success, new weapons were rushed to the front, including Ferdinand heavy tank-hunters and Panther medium tanks. These were combined with several panzer and panzergrenadier divisions, totalling an impressive 2450 tanks and assault guns. Over 3600 Soviet tanks were waiting for them, setting the scene for the largest tank battle on the Eastern Front...

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Sculpted by Evan Allen
Painted by James Brown

8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) 8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) 
8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) 8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532)
8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) 8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532)
8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) 8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532)
8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532) 8.8cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GE532)


Last Updated On Thursday, November 29, 2018 by Luke at Battlefront