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Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102) Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)
includes five resin and metal Panzer II Tanks, one plastic Commander sprue and one Unit card.

The Panzer II was designed as a training tank, but war overtook Germany's plans and they used it as a light tank.

Because its 2cm gun is effective against armoured cars and light tanks, but has no effect on heavy tanks, it is used to scout out routes of advance and to chase off enemy reconnaissance.

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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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Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)
Rommel's Afrika Korps (GEAB14)
Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102) Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)

Although the Panzer II had originally been designed as a stopgap while larger, more advanced tanks were developed, it nonetheless went on to play an important role in the early years of World War II, during the Polish and French campaigns. It was the most numerous tank in the German Panzer divisions beginning with the invasion of France. It was used in both North Africa against the Western Allies and on the Eastern Front against the Soviet Union.

Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102) Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)

The Panzer II was armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon. This autocannon was based on the 2 cm FlaK 30 anti-aircraft gun, and was capable of firing at a rate of 600 rounds per minute (280 rounds per minute sustained) from 10-round magazines. A total of 180 shells were carried.

The Panzer II also had a 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 machine gun mounted coaxially with the main gun.

Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102) Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)

The Panzer II had a crew of three men. The driver sat in the forward left hull with the gearbox on the right. The commander sat in a seat in the turret, and was responsible for aiming and firing the cannon and co-axial machine gun, while a loader/radio operator sat on the floor of the tank behind the driver. He had a radio on the left and several 20mm ammunition storage bins.

Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)  Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)
Production of the tank itself ceased by 1943, but its chassis remained in use as the basis of several other armored vehicles, chiefly self-propelled artillery and tank destroyers such as the Wespe and Marder II.
Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102) Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)
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Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)
Panzer II Light Tank Troop (x1) Plastic Commander Sprue (x1)
Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102) Panzer II Tank Platoon (GBX102)
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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


Last Updated On Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Charlie at Battlefront