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Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)

Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)
Includes three 4.5in Mk7 rocket launchers, one Command Team and one Observer Team.

The 1944 campaign to recapture Saipan and Tinian saw the introduction of the truck-mounted 4.5 inch Mk 7 multiple rocket launcher.

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Designed by Evan Allen,
Painted by Aaron Mathie

Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47) Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)
Due to the futuristic nature of the rocket trucks the crews were named ‘Buck Rogers’ Men’ by the Marine Rifleman. The weight of fire that could be dropped on concentrated Japanese troops or field positions outweighed their inaccuracy.
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30 Rockets
Each 1-ton truck carried a rocket rack armed with 30 to 35 rockets that launched an impressive bombardment.

Each 4.5in Mk 7 rocket launcher counts as two weapons when firing an Artillery Bombardment. If they have loading crews, they count as four weapons when firing an Artillery Bombardment instead.

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The Marine Rocket Launcher Battery in Flames of War
      Armour    
Name  Mobility  Front Side  Top   
Weapon
Range

ROF

Anti-tank
Firepower  Notes
4.5in Mk 7 rocket launcher truck

Wheeled

- -

-

AA MG.
4.5in Mk 7 rocket launcher 48"/120cm - 2 5+ Rocket Launcher.

Model 4.5in Mk 7 rocket launchers with five or more crew and count each rocket launcher as four weapons when firing a bombardment for +5 points per rocket launcher.
Tip: If you don't glue your Rocket Launcher Trucks to the base, you can have the option of fielding them with our without extra crew.
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Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47) Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)
Speedy displacement
The ‘Buck Rogers’ Men’ soon learned to relocate after firing a rocket barrage.

A Marine Rocket Launcher Battery that fired may take a Skill Test in the Assault Step instead of taking part in an Assault:

If it passes the Skill Test, remove all Smoke Trail markers from all Rocket Launcher teams in the battery. Otherwise, they are too slow in getting away, leaving them vulnerable to counterbattery artillery fire using the Fire In the Sky rule on page 138 of the rulebook. 

The Command Rifle Team
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The Observer Team
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Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)

Marine Rocket Launcher Battery Contents
Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)
a. 3x Rocket Launcher Truck.
b. 1x Marine officer.
c. 1x NCO pointing.
d. 1x Standing rifleman.
e. 1x Prone observer with binoculars.
f.  1x Radio operator.
g. 3x Crouching crewman gesturing.
h. 3x Standing crewman holding rocket.
i. 3x Crewman with hands over ears.
j. 3x Kneeling crewman.
k. 3x Kneeling crewman.
Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)
1x Small two-hole base. 1x Small three-hole base. 3x Large artillery bases.
Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47) Assembling the Command Rifle Team
To assemble the Command Rifle team, simply arrange the Platoon Commander figure, one NCO figure and one rifleman figure on the Small three-hole base provided in the blister pack.
Assembling the Observer Team
To assemble the Command Rifle team, simply arrange the Platoon Commander figure, one NCO figure and one rifleman figure on the Small three-hole base provided in the blister pack.
Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)

The Rocket Launcher Trucks are cast in a single resin piece, so they don't require any assembly.

As described above, you can have the option of fielding them with our without extra crew, simply by not gluing the truck to the base.

Each extra crew team should have one of each crew pose (g.k.)

Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)
Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47) Marine Rocket Launcher Battery (UBX47)


Last Updated On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Luke at Battlefront