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T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
includes one Command Carbine team, one Observer Carbine team, two Gun Sections each containing two T27 4.5" launchers with crew, one Small three-hole base, one Small two-hole base & four Large bases.

During the Brittany campaign, the 12th Field Artillery Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Division was given experimental ground-mounted T27 4.5” rocket launchers instead of their normal 105mm howitzers. The battalion found them somewhat effective, but the launcher system lacked the volume of fire needed to dislodge the enemy.

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T27 4.5" Launcher (US590) However, having these weapons allowed them to continue supporting the rest of the division during a time when a severe shortage in 105mm ammunition would have left them idle.

Following the campaign, the battalion returned the experimental weapons along with their field report. This led to the development of the T32 Xylophone launcher system, which doubled the launchers in the battery and mounted them in the beds of 2½-ton trucks.

Designed by Evan Allen & Tim Adcock
Painted by James Brown

The Carbine Team in Flames Of War
Carbine team
Automatic rifles.
The Observer Carbine 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 T27 4.5" Launchers
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
The T27 4.5" Launcher in Flames Of War
T27 4.5" rocket launcher
Rocket launcher.
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
Rocket Launchers
Rocket launchers were one of the secret weapons of the Red Army at the start of World War Two. By the end of the war every army had their own version of these lightweight weapons capable of delivering a stunning volume of fire and saturating the target area with explosives. Each army’s Arsenal describes their rocket launchers.

T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
More Firepower
One method delivering the large numbers required for an effective bombardment was to mount the T27 4.5" rocket launcher on the back of a 2½ ton trucks. As thr war progressed, other methods of delivering mass fire were developed including the T34 Calliope which mounted no fewer than sixty launching tube on the turret of a Sherman tank.
The T27 4.5" Launchers Ready For Action
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
Contents of the T27 4.5" Launcher Blister Pack
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The Command Carbine Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Standing rifleman figure.
b. 1x Leaning rifleman figure.
c. 1x Officer figure pointing.

Assembling The Command Carbine Team
Simply arrange figures A, B and C to taste on one of the small three-hole bases provided.

T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590) The Observer Carbine Team
Description of Components
a. 1x Sitting observer figure with carbine.
b. 1x Sitting radioman figure.

Assembling The Observer Carbine Team
Arrange figures A and B on one of the small two-hole bases provided.
The Loading Crew
a. 6x Kneeling figure holding rocket.
b. 4x Kneeling figure setting fuse.
c. 6x Standing figure holding rocket.
4x Standing figure loading rocket.

Assembling The Loading Crew
Simply arrange the five-man loading crew to taste around the assembled T27 4.5" launcher onthe Large six-hole bases provided.
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590)
Description of Components
a. 4x Rocket launcher racks.
4x Rocket launcher frame A.
4x Rocket launcher frame B.
d. 4x Rocket launcher frame C.
e. 4x Spare rocket plugs.
f. 1x Radio sprue.
T27 4.5" Launcher (US590) The Bases
Description of Components
a. 1x Small three-hole base.
b. 1x Small two-hole base.
c. 4x Large six-hole bases.
Assembling The T27 4.5" Rocket Launcher
Step 1. Attach frame part D to the base of frame part B. Step 2. Next, attach the top of frame part C to the cross bar of frame part B and gently bent the support brackets into place as shown below. Step 3. Attach the rocket launcher rack to the top of the frame. Below: The fully-assembled T27 4.5" launcher ready to join the loading crew on its base.
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Last Updated On Friday, June 21, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront