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Flames of War - United States, M5 3" Anti-Tank Gun

  • Brand: Battlefront Miniatures
  • Product Code: US510
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£14.50
£13.05

Description

The 3 inch Gun M5 was an anti-tank gun developed in the United States during World War II using a barrel of the 3-inch anti-aircraft gun T9 and elements of the 105 mm Howitzer M2. The gun was issued exclusively to the United States Army tank destroyer battalions, beginning in 1943. While the M5 outperformed earlier anti-tank guns in US service, its effective employment was hindered by its heavy weight and ammunition related issues. Losses suffered by towed tank destroyer battalions in the Battle of the Bulge and the existence of more mobile, better protected alternatives in the form of self-propelled tank destroyers led to gradual removal of the M5 from frontline service in 1945. contents: this blister pack contains 2x United States M5 3 inch Anti-Tank Guns