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Flames of War - Soviet Union, BM-13 Katyusha Rocket Battery

  • Brand: Battlefront Miniatures
  • Product Code: SBX07
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  • Price in reward points: 3600
£40.00
£36.00

Description

The BM-13 rocket launchers, nicknamed 'Stalin's Organs' by the Germans, first saw use in 1941 with a mere forty launchers being used against the German invasion. The Katyusha was well received and cheap to manufacture, so the Red Army ordered more. By the end of 1941, there were eight regiments, 35 independent battalions, and two independent batteries in service, holding a total of 554 launchers. By the end of the war, the Soviets operated 518 batteries of Katyusha rocket launchers. The rockets became a very useful tool for the Soviet rifle divisions during Operation Bagration. Hundred of Katyusha launchers signalled the Soviet onslaught on June 22, 1944. The screams of the rockets careening toward the German lines pulverised and shocked the German defenders. After the initial assaults, the Katyushas simply packed up and drove to the next position to help support the breakthrough efforts of the Guards mechanised and tank corps. contents: this boxed set contains 1x Soviet BM-13 Katyusha Rocket Battery 1x Soviet Command Rifle Team 1x Soviet Observer Rifle Team 4x Individually sculpted BM-13 Katyusha Rocket Launchers 1x Soviet ZiS-6 Truck