Bovington Tank Museum – A13 Cruiser

The first in a series of short films about some of the vehicles in the Bovington Tank Museum collection presented by The Tank Museum’s historian David Fletcher MBE.

The A13 was the first British tank to have Christie Suspension. With a top speed of 40 miles per hour, it was much faster than the German Panzers, and had one of the best guns of its time. Despite this, many were lost in the battle for France in 1940. They fared better in the desert when their speed enabled them to cut off and defeat a huge Italian Army at Beda Fomm in Libya.

If you ever get a chance to visit Bovington, I highly recommend it. As getting to stand next to real tanks lets you appreciate just how big and menacing they are.

http://www.tankmuseum.org/home

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US Armoured Infantry Machine Gun Platoon with M3 Half-track

The machine gun platoon is transported in an M3 half-track and benefits from increased speed and Reaction Dice.

US Armoured Infantry Machine Gun Platoon with M3 Half-track

Type: Mechanized Infantry
Move: Average (Fast)
Reliability: Good
   Reaction: 4D
Weapon: Machine guns
   Range: 6/12/24
   FP: 6D AT: -  
Notes: Rapid deployment. High firepower. Anti-armor machine gun.
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US Armored Infantry with M3 Half-track

The M3 half-track adds Medium (Fast) speed and improves the armored infantry’s Reaction to 4D.

US Armoured Infantry with M3 Half-track

Type: Mechanized Infantry 
Move: Average (Fast)
   Reliability: Good  
Reaction: 4D 
Weapon: Rifles and .30 machine gun 
   Range: 4/8/16  
   FP: 5D AT: - 
Weapon: Bazooka  
   Range: 1/3/5  FP: - AT: 6D 
Notes: Rapid deployment. High firepower. Deployed anti-tank teams.

 

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Gepanzerte Platoon with 251/10 SPW

One 251/10 SPW is available in each Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier company. The 251/10 improves the platoon’s movement speed and Reaction Dice.

The 251/10 is equipped with a 37 mm  Pak 36 anti-tank gun which adds a long range Anti-Tank capability to the Gepanzerte Platoon.

Gepanzerte Panzergrenadier Platoon with 251/10 SPW
Type: Mechanized Infantry
Move: Average (Fast)
   Reliability: Average
Reaction: 4D
Weapon: Rifles, machine guns and 37L45 gun
   Range: 4/8/16
   FP: 6D AT: 4D
Weapon: Panzerfaust
   Range: 1/2/3
   FP: - AT: 5D
Notes: Rapid deployment. Deployed anti-tank teams.

As the 251/10 SPW is not armed with machine guns, the platoon suffers the normal -1D penalty when using Rapid Deployment.

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SdKfz 251/9 Stummel

The stummel (stump) is equipped with a 75L24 gun and provides HE support to gepanzert panzergrenadier platoons.

 

 

 

 

SdKfz 251/9 Stummel
Type: Armoured Carrier
Available: --
Move: Fast
   Reliability: Average
Reaction: 4D
Weapon: 75L24 Gun
   Range: 6/12/24
   FP: 6D AT: 3D
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