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Battlefront Miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP of Battlefront Miniatures writes:

M4 Easy Eight Platoon (Plastic) (UBX91)

Flames of War – Bulge American Sherman Releases

Easy Eight Sherman tanks have an improved suspension system giving better handling over rough ground and easier in-field maintenance for changing the road wheels and sprockets. Armed with the fearsome 76mm M1 cannon, the design was so successful, the U.S. Army were still using M4A3E8 Easy Eights until 1955.

M4 Jumbo Tank Platoon (Plastic) (UBX92)

Flames of War – Bulge American Sherman Releases

The Jumbo' Sherman assault tank was primarily designed to break through fortified positions. Despite the extra weight of the thicker frontal and side armor and forward gun mantlet, Jumbos boasted an upgraded engine to compensate. The distinctive wide duckbill track addition supported the 42-ton weight of the Jumbo and gave rise to its nickname.

M4 Sherman (Late) Platoon (Plastic) (UBX88)

Flames of War – Bulge American Sherman Releases

The M4 Sherman (late) (M4A3) improved the Sherman by fixing critical issues like protecting its ammo storage from catching fire and increasing the number and size of the hatches. This resulted in the front armor plate being tilted at a steeper angle and extra armor protection was also added.

M4 Sherman (Calliope) Launchers (US147)

Flames of War – Bulge American Sherman Releases

These launchers are named after the Calliope (pronounced Kal-lee-ohp by some and Kal-lie-oh-pee by others) steam-powered organ played at carnivals and circuses. The launcher's frame could not stand up to the main gun's recoil, so the crews became dedicated rocketeers, forgoing their main gun completely. Aced on the back of a 2½-ton truck for better mobility and stronger bombardments. Each Calliope rocket launcher system fired a bombardment of sixty 4.5" (114mm) rockets. Individually, these rockets may not cause much damage, but group 60 to 240 of them into a single salvo and the enemy will have nowhere to hide!

Bulge: American Winter Direct Range

Flames of War – Bulge American Sherman Releases
  • Rifle Platoon (Winter) (US742)
  • Armoured Rifle Platoon (Winter) (US743)
  • Mortar Platoon (Winter) (US744)
  • Machine-gun Platoon (Winter) (US745)
  • 57mm Anti-tank Gun Platoon (Winter) (UBX98)
  • 3-inch Tank-hunter Platoon (Winter) (US512)

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