Flames of War: Neuheiten
Battlefront haben zuletzt wieder einige Neuheiten vorgestellt.
Humber Scout Car (x2) (BR320)
With two resin and metal Humber Scout Cars, drivers, and optional Bren guns.
Unusually, the 11th Armoured Division’s armoured recce regiment, the 15th/19th Hussars, was equipped with a mix of Daimler and Humber scout cars, rather than Stuart light tanks, to scout ahead of the armoured column. Once on the German Autobahn, they were very fast.
The 15th/17th Hussars
The 15th/17th Hussars was the 11th Armoured Division’s armoured reconnaissance regiment. Armed with Cromwell and Challenger tanks, the unit joined the division just prior to Operation Market Garden. As the 15th/17th Hussars were not part of the 29th Armoured Brigade, they supported the 159th Infantry Brigade through the battles of the Reichwald. As such, they were the last unit to be e uipped with Comets, and even then there were not enough to go around. A and C Squadrons were equipped with Comets, while B Squadron had to make due with the older tanks.
Comet Platoon (BBX30)
includes five plastic Comet cruiser tanks, one plastic Tank Commander sprue & one Decal sheet.
The Cruiser Tank (A34) Comet was the pinnacle of British cruiser tank development, following on from the Cruiser Mk VIII (A27) Cromwell. With its powerful 600hp Rolls-Royce Meteor engine, the Comet retained the Cromwell’s speed, but with improved armour protection. Its powerful 77mm gun was a match for all but the heaviest enemy tanks.
Between the world wars, British tank doctrine was divided into two distinct roles: infantry tanks, those meant to help the infantry breakthrough enemy lines, and cruiser tanks that were designed to exploit gaps and cut deep into enemy territory. While the infantry tanks (or I-Tanks) were heavily armoured and slow, the cruisers relied on speed to protect them from enemy fire.
Cruisers were tested in combat from the very beginning of the war, with A9 Cruiser Mk I and A10 Cruiser Mk II tanks in France, 1940. Shortcomings of these tanks were incorporated in the next generations of cruiser, such as the A13 Cruiser Mk IV and the Cruiser Mk VI ‘Crusader’. The Crusader tank achieved great fame in North Africa and underscored the value of having a light tank for exploiting and charging into enemy territory.
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