New: British Airborne Forces

The US Airborne have shown their hand, and it’s time for the British Airborne Forces to show the Yanks how it’s really done!

British Airborne Characters

First off the glider comes Major General John Frost, Major General Robert ‘Roy Urquhart and Major Allison Digby Tatham-Warter.

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Use Major General John Frost to spearhead your allied troops into battle! Or have Major General Robert ‘Roy Urquhart hold the line against the Axis forces! Don’t forget Major Allison Digby Tatham-Warter signature umbrella and heroic actions!

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British Airborne Cut Down Morris

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As the name implies, this was simply a version of the standard C8 Morris ‘Quad’ tractor that had been introduced in 1939 to tow 25-pdr guns and 4.5” howitzers. The original ‘quad’ was both too large and too heavy to be carried in the enormous Hamilcar gliders.

The airborne variant was developed in 1943–44 and was essentially no more than a ‘pick-up’ version with an open back and driving compartment. The tractor was used to draw the 17-pdr anti-tank gun, which had proved far too heavy to be moved by either a jeep or a Universal (‘Bren’) Carrier.

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British Airborne Morris Towing 17-pdr

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Too difficult to move already by the Bren carrier or Jeep, the British deployed the Cutdown Morris to help move the 17-pdr anti-tank gun.

This bundle contains:

  • 1 British Airborne Cut Down Morris
  • 1 British Airborne 17 pdr anti-tank gun

British Airborne Signals Jeep

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Communication is imperative within warfare and many personnel have recognised the massive advantage radios can give to coordinating efforts with numerous units.

As a result, the Allied Airborne forces have adapted one of their jeeps to have the main function of acting as a relay and broadcaster to other Allied troops, in short, turned into a mobile communications hub.

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British Airborne Hand Carts

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After the Airborne troops were deployed into Europe, they were given handcarts enabling them to carry extra equipment and essential supplies.

 

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Check out Operation Market Garden!

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British Airborne Reinforcements!

 

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