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Nimrod Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (HU160)

Nimrod Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun (HU160)
includes one resin and metal Nimrod (40mm) Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun

The Swedish designed Landsverk Anti-II self-propelled anti-aircraft guns were made under license in Hungary as the Nimród. The Hungarians had well and truly field tested them in 1942 and the crews were well versed in the use of this anti-aircraft weapon against Soviet ground attack aircraft.

40M Nimrod

The Hungarians adopted the Swedish Landsverk L-62 anti-aircraft tank design in 1940. It was seen as a duel purpose weapon that could serve in both the anti-tank and anti-aircraft role. It shared many common features with the Toldi tank (L-60), which the Hungarians were already producing.

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Bagration: Axis Allies
In 1944 Stalin’s Red army is on the attack. While it  throws the Germans out of Byelorussia, it also goes about defeating Germany’s allies; Finland, Romania and Hungary. The Romanians hold off the first Soviet attacks, but a second massive offensive in August 1944 sees them overwelmed. They surrender and swap sides to fight alongside the Soviets. Meanwhile, the Finns also fight for their survival as the Soviets attempt to steamroll them out of the war. They fight the Soviets to a standstill and agree a peace, but are forced to to turn on the Germans. Then three massive Soviet Fronts turn on Hungary, defended by six German and Hungarian armies. The great red sledgehammer is soon swinging, as the Soviets and Romanians launch an assault toward Budapest. Axis armoured forces attempt to stop the encirclement of the city. This savage and bitter struggle will last for 100 gruelling days.

The Hungarians purchased one Swedish built L-62 in 1940 and tested it with the mobile troops who were generally pleased with its performance and the MÁVAG Company brought the licence to produce it in 1940.

The Hungarians made a few improvements to original L-62 design. The 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun remained its primary armament, but MÁVAG used the Hungarian manufactured version that they already produced. The turret was enlarged, allowing the 4 crew more room to operate, and modified to allow the 36M 40mm Bofors gun maximum traverse and elevation. The turret armour was increased to 28mm.

The first vehicles were delivered in 1940, with a total of 135 Nimrod ordered between 1940 and 1941. They saw their first combat action against the Soviets in 1942 where, even with an improved anti-tank round developed for it and the 40M 40mm anti-tank gun, the T-34 and KV’s heavy armoured often proved too much.

The Nimrods carried the registration numbers H050-095 (first batch) and 1H630-718.

Technical details

Weight: 10.5 ton
Crew: 6
Engine: 155 HP 8-cylinder Büssing NAG
Maximum Speed: 50 km/h
Range: 225 km
Armament: 36M 40mm Bofors gun
Armour: 6-28mm
Radio: R-5

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Last Updated On Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by Wayne at Battlefront