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German Fallschirmjager 12cm sGW43 Heavy Mortar Platoon

  • Brand: Battlefront Miniatures
  • Product Code: GE568
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Description

During Operation Barbarossa in 1941 the Germans encountered the large Soviet 120-PM-38 12cm mortars. The qualities of this weapon were immediately recognised and any captured weapons immediately put into service under the designation 12cm Granatwerfer 378(r) (literally, ""grenade thrower""). The Germans were so impressed by this weapon that they immediately set about making their own version. This German duplicate design was called 12cm Granatwerfer 42 (though sometimes it is referred to as the 12cm Granatwerfer 43 for the year it was introduced to service). Initially it was issued to mortar battalions with infantry units receiving the weapon later. A (motorized) heavy mortar battalion was issued thirty-six Granatwerfer 42's, divided between three companies. The 12cm Mortar was effectively a light artillery piece. A Platoon served four tubes. contents: this blister pack contains 1x German Fallschirmjager Heavy Mortar Platoon 1x German Fallschirmjager Command SMG Team 2x German Fallschirmjager Observer Rifle Teams 4x German Fallschirmjager 12cm sGW43 Heavy Mortar Teams