Initially developed to overcome the more heavily German tanks encountered by the British during the North African campaign, the 17-pdr was used from 1942 onwards throughout Europe and in Africa. It was the most formidable anti-tank gun developed by the western Allies, and was capable of penetrating over 200mm of armour at short range! It was however very bulky, so make sure to add a quad tractor to ease transportation.
Canadian and other Commonwealth troops also used this formidable gun.
- The kit includes 1 metal 17 pound Gun and 5 crew members.
Bolt Action stats
- Type: QF 17 Pounder
- Crew: 5 men
- Weapons: Super-heavy anti-tank gun (84?_ range, 1 shot, pen +7)
- Special Rules: Gun shield, team weapon, fixed
- NB: Can also be veteran, see Bolt Action rulebook for more details