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BT-7A Self-propelled Gun Platoon (SBX25)

BT-7A Self-propelled Gun Platoon (SBX25) BT-7A Self-propelled Gun Platoon (SBX25)
includes three BT-7A Self-propelled Guns, three Tank Commanders & one Optional AA MG sprue.

The BT-7 fast tank was an improvement of the BT-5 design. It fitted a redesigned slopped turret, a welded hull and a more powerful engine. The overall effect was increased armour, while the tank remained as manoeuvrability as the earlier model. It also retained the excellent 45mm obr 1938 gun, giving it plenty of anti-tank punch.

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Rising Sun
Rising Sun brings you into the Soviet Union’s wars with the Japanese and Finns on its borders in 1939. Take command of the Red Army’s tank forces, infantry or cavalry forces as you throw the Japanese back into Manchuria or fight the stubborn Finns to expand the Soviet border.

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BT-7A Self-propelled Gun Platoon (SBX25) To supplement the production of the standard BT-7 series, two further vehicles were developed for use in a support role based on the BT-7 chassis. The first was the OP-7; a flame-throw equipped version of the BT-7. The other was the BT-7A which mounted a 76.2mm regimental howitzer in an enlarged turret. This was the only artillery support vehicle based on the BT series manufactured in any quantity.

Soviet Red Army tank units often had a battery of these self-propelled guns attached for added firepower against enemy infantry and guns. The 76mm gun of the BT-7A artillery tank provided the ideal firepower for this work. This modification of the BT-7 fast tank mounted a short 76mm howitzer that fired a powerful high-explosive round. While the other BT fast tanks would deal with the enemy tanks, the BT-7A artillery tank would knock out anti-tank guns and defending infantry.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell

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The BT-7A in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

BT-7A Standard Tank
1
1 1
Turret-front MG, Turret-rear MG, Fast tank, Limited vision, Unreliable.
75mm obr 1927/32 gun
16"/40cm
2
5
3+
Volley Fire.
Firing bombardments
64"/160cm
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3
6
 
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Fast Tank
Tanks based on Christie’s design are built around exceptionally powerful engines and flexible suspensions and can really move when the throttle’s opened up.


Fast tanks can move up to 32”/80cm At the Double. However, they still only go 12”/30cm during normal
movement.
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Limited Vision
In order to pack more into small tanks, some tank designers reduced the crew to a minimum and severely
limited the number of vision devices. Thus, the tanks require the commander to operate as a somewhat vision-impaired gunner as well.


Tanks with Limited Vision add +1 to the score required to hit when shooting any weapon except an AA MG at
targets that are entirely behind a line drawn across the front of the tank’s turret before they rotate their turret to face the target.

Tanks with Limited Vision must rotate their turret to point straight ahead when they move.
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Unreliable
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.

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The BT-7A Self-propelled Gun Platoon Prepare To Fire
BT-7A Self-propelled Gun Platoon (SBX25)


Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront