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80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550)

80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550) 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550)
with one 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun, a five man standard crew, extra loading crew, one large base & one medium base.

The 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun designed by Bofors may have been overshadowed by its little brother, the 40mm Bofors Anti-aircraft gun during World War Two. But it’s design took root in the work done in conjunction with Krupp which eventually led to the design of the even more famous gun, the infamous German ‘88’.
"The 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun is equipped with a Turntable which allows the gun to shoot in all directions i.e. 360º unlike other gun teams which can only shoot in a 180º arc towards their front."
The Model 29 was produced both in a 75mm and 80mm calibre version and was sold to a wide range of countries including Argentina, China, Finland, Greece, Iran and Thailand.

The biggest customer however was the Hungarians, who received the 80mm version. These guns were put into action with the Hungarian Army during the conflict with the Soviet Union between 1941 and 1944.


Check out the 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun here...
80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550)
"The 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun is rated as a Heavy Anti-aircraft gun; this means the gun is also capable of engaging aircraft. While designed to target the high flying bombers these types of guns are less effective against the faster moving ground-attack aircraft. Therefore, a Heavy Anti-aircraft gun only rolls one die regardless of their ROF rating."
80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550) The guns were assigned to the AA Battalions of the Hungarian Army and it was planned to make use of the gun’s high muzzle velocity in an Anti-tank role much the like German ‘88’. However, the gun never enjoyed the same success in the Anti-tank role as its German counterpart. Despite this, the 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun proved itself as a sound performer during the course of it service with the Hungarian Army.
"If you have used the 80mm 29/38M gun to ward off an enemy aircraft in your opponent’s turn, then you can’t shoot at any ground targets in your next turn."
The 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun Specifications

Calibre: 80mm.
Weight: 3300kg.
Max. Range: 8000m.
Barrel length: 3770mm.
Weight of Shell: 8kg.
Elevation: -5°/+80º
Traverse: 360º
Muzzle Velocity: 750m/s
Rate of Fire: 20 rounds per minute.

80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550)
The 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun in Flames Of War
Weapon Mobility
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
80mm 29/38M Bofors Gun
Immobile
32"/80cm
2
12
3+
Heavy anti-aircraft, Turntable.
80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550) 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550)

"Remember the 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft gun can be modelled with eight or more crew to increase its ROF from 2 to 3 for +10 points and the blister pack contains all the extra figures you will need."

80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550) 80mm 29/38M Anti-aircraft Gun (HU550)
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Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Wayne Turner


Last Updated On Friday, May 6, 2011 by Blake at Battlefront