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25 August 2021page first published

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

I was not aware that the Germans fielded flame-throwing halftracks late in WWII, so I was happy to pick this boxed set up and see what was inside:

Armoured Flame-Thrower Platoon

This set for Flames of War allows you to build a platoon consisting of two flamethrower-equipped halftracks. The set also includes a Unit Card; newer versions include two cards (including SS version).

Armoured Flame-Thrower Platoon box contents

Inside the box, you get four plastic sprues, a ziploc bag of metal parts, something wrapped in bubblewrap, and a Unit Card in a plastic envelope.

Halftrack sprues

The plastic sprues are for the standard SdKfz 251 halftrack, two per model.

Halftrack interior

Inside the bubblewrap are two resin interiors, replacing the standard halftrack interiors.

Halftrack crew

The ziploc bag contains four crew figures, molded with the flamethrower projectors and gunshields as one part. (Newer sets also include SS crew figures.)

Note that assembly instructions are not included, but are available on the company website.
Unit Card

This is the standard Unit Card; new sets also include the SS Unit Card. Hmmm… Careful and Reluctant, but Veteran? Sounds challenging.