With the release of the Hungarians this month you may have noticed that one or two Platoons in the Hungarian briefing need a little modelling to field. One of these is the Hungarian Light Anti-aircraft Platoon armed with the excellent 40mm Bofors gun.
Below: Hungarian Bofors crew in shirts and caps.
In the few photographs of Hungarian 36M Bofors guns I’ve collected you can see they crew were dressed much like the rest of the Honvéd. In summer you would find them stripped down to their shirts and field caps, but in the cooler months they retained their tunics and the helmet was worn in the front lines.
The Gun itself is little different to the Bofors employed by the other nations, though some did have a gun shield added later, but this seemed to be entirely different to that used by the British.
Right: Some Hungarian Bofors had shields, but these seem to be a later
addition and are very different to the ones found on the British
The three middle crewmen make great additional Bofors crew (Special Order HSO05)