A few weeks ago we posted up the name of the new Flames of War period, Team Yankee, but we haven’t finished with showing some new bits. For the next month or two we will have a post about Team Yankee every Monday.
August will focus on showing the models for Team Yankee, starting today with the U.S. and Soviet infantry and their transports.
We will start with the BMP-1, the first of two Soviet transport options. Aimed with a 73 mm 2A28 Grom low pressure smoothbore short-recoil semi-automatic gun (try saying that ten times fast!). This armed transport first saw combat during the Yom Kippur War.
Next up is the second generation Soviet transport the BMP-2, designed from combat experience gained from the BMP-1 it was armed with the better 30 mm automatic cannon 2A42 9M113 Konkurs ATGM. It was introduced in the 1980’s.
Now onto the Americans and the M113. First fielded in 1962 by mechanized units in Vietnam. I believe the model is the same as the Vietnam version.
Finally for this weeks update we have a US infantry stand, armed with what looks like SAW’s and a LAW missile launcher. Looks like a lot of firepower!
I hope you have enjoyed this little preview. Come back next Monday when we will look at the helicopters and planes of Team Yankee.
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