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Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)

Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)
includes two Land Mattress Rocket Launchers with crew, one Command Rifle team, one Observer Rifle team, two Large bases, one Small three-hole base & one Small two hole base.

The Land Mattress rocket launcher system was developed from the Royal Navy Mattress project. It didn’t take long for the Canadian Royal Artillery to adopt them by converting otherwise idle light anti-aircraft batteries into rocket launcher units.

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Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)

The first Land Mattresses were used in the final days of reducing the Breskens Pocket. They proved so successful that the First Canadian Army expanded the launchers and officially named the unit the 1st Canadian Rocket Battery in February 1945.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Andrew Agutters

Left & Above left:The Command Rifle team.

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The Observer Rifle Team
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Observer teams need a good view of the battlefield in order to do their job correctly. Be sure to deploy them in a position where they have an excellent view of the battlefield such as on a hilltop or on the top floor of a multi-level building.
The Land Mattress Rocket Launcher
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The Land Mattress Rocket Launcher in Flames Of War
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Land Mattress
rocket launcher
Heavy 64"/160cm - 3 4+ Mattress, Rocket launcher, Saturation bombardment.
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Mattress
A Land Mattress rocket launcher uses the Mattress special rule.


At the start of the game, place a Full Salvo marker with a platoon with Mattress rocket launchers. Remove this marker after firing an Artillery Bombardment.

If a platoon with Mattress rocket launchers does not have a Full Salvo marker when it fires an Artillery
Bombardment, roll a Skill Test for each Rocket Launcher able to fire in the Bombardment. Only those that pass the Skill Test can fire as part of the Bombardment.

Place a Full Salvo marker on a platoon with Mattress rocket launchers at the end of any Shooting Step in which every Rocket Launcher in the platoon was able to fire an Artillery Bombardment, but none did so.
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Saturation Bombardment
The basic Land Mattress system is a trailer mounting 32 5-inch rockets. Each could fire the equivalent of five German 15cm Nebelwerfer rocket launchers!


Each Land Mattress rocket launcher counts as four weapons when firing an Artillery Bombardment.
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The Land Mattress Rocket Launchers Prepare a Fresh Salvo
Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)
Contents of the Land Mattress Rocket Launcher Blister Pack
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The Command Rifle Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Kneeling NCO figure with SMG
b. 1x Standing Rifleman figure.
c. 1x Standing Officer figure holding binoculars & pointing.


Assembling the Command Rifle Team
To assemble the Command Rifle team, simply arrange figures A, B and C to taste on the small three-hole base provided.
Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)
Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590) The Observer Rifle Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Prone observer figure holding up binculars.
b. 1x Kneeling radioman figure holding up radio.


Assembling the Observer Rifle Team
To assemble the Observer Rifle team, simply arrange figures A and B to taste on the small two-hole base provided.
The Land Mattress Crew
Description of Components
a. 3x Loader figures holding rocket vertically.
b. 3x Loader figures holding rocket horizontally.
c. 2x Loader figures ready to be passed rocket.
d. 2x Standing figures directing crew.
Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)
Assembling the Land Mattress Crew
Once the Land Mattress rocket launcher has been assembled and attached to one of the large bases provided, simply arrange a five-man crew made up of the included crew figures to taste around each of the Land Mattress rocket launcher.
Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590)
Description of Components
a. 2x Trailer hitch.
b. 2x Front half-loaded rocket rack sections.
c.
2x Front fully-loaded rocket rack sections.
d. 2x Rear rocket rack sections.
e. 2x Rocket launcher trailer body.
Land Mattress Rocket Launcher (BR590) The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 1x Small two-hole base.
c. 2x Large bases.
Assembling the Land Mattress Rocket Launcher
Step 1. Begin assembly of the Land Mattress rocket launcher by attaching both of the the front rocket rack sections to the rear rocket rack section.

Note: The front and rear rocket racks have been keyed to aid in the assembly process.
Below: The front fully-loaded rocket rack section attached to the rear rocket rack.
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Below: The front half-loaded rocket rack section attached to the rear rocket rack. Step 2. Next, attached the fully-assembled rocket rack to the trailer body.

Note: The trailer body and rocket pod have also been keyed to aid in assembly.
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Below: The fully-assembled rocket rack attach to the trailer body. Step 3. Finally, attach the trailer hitch to the trailer body. Below: With the trailer hitch attached, the Land Mattress rocket launcher is fully- assembled and ready to be painted.
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Last Updated On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront