Weapons & Anti-tank Platoons (VAR706)

 

The Army of the Republic of Vietnam retains the older style of organisation with its machine-guns, bazookas, and light mortars grouped into a company weapons platoon rather than being part of the rifle platoons.

The new M20 Super Bazooka is an updated 3.5-inch (89mm) version of the original 60mm Bazooka used in the Second World War. The increase in calibre gives it a significant increase in punch.

With just half the number of M79 grenade launchers and a third the number of machine-guns of an American company, the light mortars are an important component in the company’s firepower. They provide both a light artillery capability and operate as heavy grenade launchers to knock out VC machine-gun positions.

While originally conceived as an anti-tank weapon, the light-weight M18 57mm recoilless gun is more useful as a light infantry gun. Light enough to be carried by its crew, the M18 can be carried into the densest jungle or across flooded paddy fields, ready to knock out dug-in VC machine-gun teams and bunkers.

 

The M2 60mm Mortar in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
M2 60mm mortar Man-packed 24"/60cm 2 1 3+ Minimum range 8"/20cm, Smoke.
Firing bombardments   32"/80cm - 1 6  

 

The M60 LMG in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
M60 LMG Man-packed 16"/40cm 5 2 6 ROF 2 when Pinned Down or moving.

 

The M20 Super Bazooka in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
M20 Super Bazooka - 8"/20cm 1 11 5+ Tank Assault 5.

 

The M16 Rifle Team in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
M16 Rifle team - 12"/30cm 2 1 6 Add one die in Defensive Fire.

 

The M18 57mm Recoilless in Flames Of War Vietnam
Team Mobility Range ROF Anti-tank Firepower Notes
M18 57mm recoilless gun Man-packed 24"/60cm 3 7 4+

Recoilless gun,
Tank Assault 5.

 

Contents


  • two Command M16 Rifle teams
  • one Mortar Section with two M2 60mm mortars & crew
  • one Machine-gun Section with two M60 LMG teams
  • one Anti-tank Section with two M20 Super Bazooka teams
  • one Anti-tank Platoon with two Anti-tank Sections each with two M18 57mm recoilless teams
  • two Small three-hole bases
  • six Small two-hole bases
  • four Medium four-hole bases

 


Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Andrew Agutters

(22995)

SKU 22995
Barcode # 2160

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