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GSO104 Afrika Korps 2.8cm Anti-tank Rifle Team
Afrika Korps 2.8cm Anti-tank Rifle Team (GSO104)
Afrika Korps 2.8cm Anti-tank Rifle Team
includes one 2.8 cm
Panzerbüchse 41 Anti-tank rifle, three crew figures and one Medium Base.
Use this Anti-tank rifle team upgrade your existing force using similar figures.
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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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sPzB 41 looked far more like a small anti-tank gun due to its wheeled gun carriage, recoil mechanism and gun shield than it did any conventional anti-tank rifle of the period.
Utilising the squeeze bore principle, t
he barrel tapered down from the 2.8cm at the chamber to 2cm at the muzzle. As the projectile travelled down the barrel, two external flanges were squeezed downwards to accommodate the reduction in calibre.
This reduction in calibre meant the gas from the propellant had less space to expand, and the resulting build up of pressure accelerated the projectile to a higher velocity and in theory better penetration down range.
Nearly 2800 examples were manufactured between 1940 and 1943 but by the time production had ceased, armour thickness on new tank designs had far outpaced the sPzB 41 battlefield effectiveness. Despite this, it remained in service until the war.
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Matt Parkes
Last Updated On
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
by Blake at Battlefront
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