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5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93) 5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
includes three plastic 5cm Tank-hunter guns, three plastic Gun Crew sprues, three medium five-hole bases, one base plug sprue and one Unit card.

The 5cm PaK38 anti-tank gun defends the rifle company against enemy tanks. Whether entrenched in a defensive position or being dragged forward in an attack, the PaK38 is useful against any type of threat.

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Afrika Korps
The German Afrika Korps is a hard-fighting force of tough veteran troops who have won many battles and expect to win many more. Their Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks outclass the British tanks they face, and have been steadily upgraded to maintain their edge over the opposition. Their infantry are organised to have ‘few men, many weapons’, so they pack a ferocious punch whether facing infantry or tanks. These are backed by the famous ‘88’ dual-purpose anti-tank/anti-aircraft gun and the Stuka dive bomber.

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5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93) 5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)

After the Spanish Civil War, the German authorities started to think that a new anti-tank gun would be needed, even though the 3.7 cm Pak 36 had proven to be very successful. They asked Rheinmetall-Borsig to produce a new and more capable AT-gun. The 5 cm PaK 38 was approved for mass production in 1939.

5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93) 5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
Armor-piercing projectiles fired by this gun were known to pierce the armor of British infantry and cruiser tanks as well as that of U.S. light and medium tanks.
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93) 5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)

The gun proved especially effective in jamming tank turrets by hits at the junction of the turret and hull. These hits fuze the metal of the two parts together and immobilize the turret.

5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)  5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
The guns low profile and size made it particularly difficult to spot often allowing it to get the first shot off against enemy tanks.
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93) 5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
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5cm Tank-Hunter Sprue (x3)
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
Gun Crew Sprue (x3) Plastic Bases
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93) 5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)
Unit Cards
5cm Tank-Hunter Platoon (x1)
5cm Tank-hunter Platoon (GBX93)

Boot Camp Battle Report
Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats
To conclude the lessons laid out in the 4th Edition Boot Camp, Phil and James put the theory into practice by playing a 62-point game using the Free For All mission.

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats...

Boot Camp Battle Report: Afrika Korps vs. Desert Rats

 

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Last Updated On Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront