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Air and Anti-Air

Two great new stls from WindhamGraves, the M22 Locust Airborne tank and the M15 AA halftrack. The M22 was intended to replace the Tetrarchs and 260 were shipped to Great Britain under the Lend-Lease Act with seventeen Locusts were received by the 6th Airborne Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in late 1943. However, mechanical problems led to the tanks being withdrawn in favour of the Tetrarchs previously used by the regiment. In October 1944 the remaining Tetrarchs of the regiment were replaced by Locusts and eight were used during Operation Varsity in March 1945. The tanks did not perform well in action; several were damaged during the landing process and one was knocked out by a German self-propelled gun. Only two Locusts were able to reach their planned rendezvous point and go into action. The M22 can be found in Armi9es of Great Britain.

The M15 was first used during Operation Torch, where T28E1 crews shot down more than a hundred aircraft during Operation Torch, the Battle of Kasserine Pass, and the Allied Invasion of Sicily, shooting down thirty-nine at Kasserine alone. Each US Army armored division was allocated an anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) battalion of four companies, each equipped with eight M15 CGMCs and eight M45 Quadmount-equipped M16 MGMCs. The M15 and M15A1 served through the rest of the Italian Campaign, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and throughout the fighting on the Western Front, where they were often used in ground support roles. The vehicles were also used in the Pacific Theater during the campaign to liberate the Philippines and during the Battle of Okinawa. In BA the M15 is a bit expensive at 135pts, but with a heavy autocannon and two HMGs (plus an option for a third) it is also a beast.

Both models come with resin file options.

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