It's a big release weekend for Flames of War. Battlefront's got two new books out, but also various units to go along with it. In this case, they're showing off some Iron Cross sets. So, if you're interested in some Axis Powers releases, you'll want to check them out.
The Tiger was developed as a breakthrough tank, intended to smash its way through a fortified enemy line. It was heavily armoured and well-armed with a version of the 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun. Wide tracks, and interleaved suspension with 16 large road wheels on each side gives this monster almost as good mobility as a medium tank.
The 3.7cm PaK36 anti-tank guns served with distinction in the early campaigns of the war and could be armed with the new Stielgranate (stick grenade) ammunition.The Stielgranate 41 is a projectile is attached to the end of the PaK36's gun barrel and when fired at a close range had the general equivalent impact of a 7.5cm PaK40 shell givng these guns a new lease of life.
The 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank gun was an excellent weapon, combining a very powerful gun with a well-designed light frame to keep the gun low to the ground and mobile. The gun could be easily concealed in ambush locations, ensuring that they would have the first and very lethal shot.
The legacy of the famously versatile 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun on the Eastern Front began with its ability to deal with the heaviest Soviet tanks. The 8.8cm FlaK36 anti-aircraft gun is accurate out to a range of several kilometres giving it the ability to knock out tanks beyond the range at which they can reply.