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M3 90mm DEFA (AIS122) M3 90mm DEFA (AIS122)
includes one M3 90mm DEFA half-track with crew & one Plastic half-track components sprue.

Each infantry battalion in the Israeli Defence Force (or IDF) had an anti-tank platoon, and each brigade an anti-tank company, equipped with either half-tracked anti-tank guns or recoilless anti-tank guns mounted on jeeps. These protected the infantry from enemy tanks, freeing the Israeli tanks to continue the offensive while the infantry mopped up.

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M3 90mm DEFA (AIS122) Such an example of these types of vehicles was the M3 90mm DEFA half-track. Mounting the French-made CN-90-F1 gun in the fighting compartment of the M3 half-track; the CN-90-F1 fired a fin-stabilised HEAT (or High Explosive; Anti-tank) projectile capable of penetrating nearly any tank on the battlefield.

Not only was it an excellent deterrent against tanks but it also had the mobility and speed to keep pace with the advancing mechanised infantry.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie
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M3 90mm DEFA

Half-tracked

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Protected ammo.

CN-90-F1 gun
32" / 80cm
2
15
 3+ Hull mounted.
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Protected Ammo
Many tanks are destroyed not by the enemy shell but by their own ammunition being hit by white-hot fragments of armour and exploding. The chances of this were minimised by providing a safe place for stowing ammunition within the vehicle such as an armoured compartment or inside a water-filled jacket.


If forced to bail out, crews of tanks with protected ammunition are far more confident when it comes to remounting their vehicle quickly.

Tanks with Protected Ammo re-roll all failed Motivation Tests to Remount Bailed Out vehicles in the Starting Step (see page 102 of the main rulebook).
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Hull-mounted Guns
Some tanks mount weapons in the front of the hull instead of in a turret to save weight or to make them easier to produce.


A hull-mounted weapon mounted in the front of a vehicle has a 180-degree Field of Fire covering everything in front of a line drawn across the front of the vehicle. If the weapon is mounted at the rear of the vehicle, the Field of Fire covers everything to the rear of a line drawn across the rear of the vehicle.
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Contents Of the M3 90mm DEFA Blister Pack
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M3 90mm DEFA (AIS122)
Description of Components
a. 1x Standing gunner figure.
b. 1x Standing loader figure & driver's head sprue.
c. 1x
CN-90-F1 gun.
d. 1x CN-90-F1 gun shield.
e. 1x Resin M3 90mm DEFA half-track.
f. 1x Plastic half-track component sprue.
Assembling The M3 90mm DEFA
Step 1. Begin assembly of the M3 90mm DEFA by attaching the left-hand side track to the hull. Step 2. Next, attach the right-hand side track to the hull.
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Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Flames Of War miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Below: The right-hand side track attached to the hull. Step 3. Attach the left-hand side front wheel to the front of the hull.

Note:
The front wheels are ambidextrous and can therefore be fixed to either side of the vehicle.
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Step 4. Next, attach the right-hand side front wheel. Step 5. Attach the unditching roller to the front of the hull.
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Below: The unditching roller attached to the front of the hull. Step 6. Next, attach the driver's head to the inside of the driver's compartment.

Note:
The driver's head can be found attached to the base tab of the standing loader figure. 
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Step 7. Next, attach the gun shield to the CN-90-F1 gun. Step 8. Once the gun shield is attached, add the CN-90-F1 gun to the fighting compartment of the M3 half-track.
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Below: The CN-90-F1 gun attached to the M3 half-track. Step 9. Position the loader figure in the fighting compartment behind the the CN-90-F1 gun.
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Step 10. Next, add the gunner figure behind the gun shield of the CN-90-F1 gun. Below: With the gunner in place, the M3 90mm DEFA is now fully-assembled.
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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront