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Col Piron writes:

Why put decals in the Tiger box for the SS 101. sPanzerabteilung , when the unit in the book is the 503. sPanzerabteilung ? frown


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Tiger Tank Platoon (Plastic) (GBX161)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

The Tiger tank has such a reputation amongst Allied tankers, that any tank that held up their advance became a 'Tiger'. With armor capable of stopping nearly all Allied anti-tank rounds, and a gun that penetrates Allied tanks with ease, its reputation is well deserved.

Fallschirmjäger StuG Assault Gun Platoon (Plastic) (GBX143)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

The StuG (short for Sturmgeschütz, or assault gun) mounts the same 7.5cm gun as the Panzer IV tank, making it effective at both knocking out machineguns to assist the infantry to advance and knocking out enemy tanks.

Sd Kfz 251 Transports (Plastic) (GBX152)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

The Sd Kfz 251 half-track gives the panzergrenadiers the speed and armor to attack at the same pace as the panzers. Suppressing the enemy defenses with their on-board weapons, the panzergrenadiers can be on top of the enemy positions before the defenders can reposition their reserves and bring fire to bear.

Gun Platoon – Mortar Section (Plastic) (GBX177)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

The Sd Kfz 251/2 half-tracks from the heavy weapons platoon carry 8cm mortars in the passenger compartment to support the infantry with fast, accurate artillery fire. The half-tracks carry the weapon and ammunition together, ready and able to quickly provide support for the panzergrenadiers.

8.8cm Heavy AA Platoon (Plastic) (GBX149)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

There are well over 100 heavy 8.8cm anti-aircraft guns in Normandy to keep the Allied air forces at bay. When needed, they are also capable of devastating Allied tank attacks.

10.5cm Artillery Battery (Plastic) (GBX145)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armour Releases

The 10.5cm leFH18 light field howitzer's main mission was to support German attacks and to shatter enemy counterattacks before they reached their objective. They also provided a base of fire in a last-ditch line of defense.

15cm Nebelwerfer Battery (Plastic) (GBX146)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

The six-barrelled 15cm Nebelwerfer rocket launcher terrifies Allied soldiers, delivering six screaming rockets per launcher, scattering rockets, packed with 31.8 kg (70 lb) of high-explosives, across a wide area.

12cm Mortar Platoon (Plastic) (GE771)

Flames of War – D-Day German Armor Releases

The big regimental 12cm mortars fire a heavier bombardment at a longer range than the light 8cm mortars. However, they are less versatile as they lack the capability to fire smoke screens to blind the enemy as your troops maneuver.

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