Finnish assault gun devloped during the Continuation War (or Second Soviet-Finnish War). Mounts a British 4.5 inch (114mm) Light Howitzer on the hull of a captured Soviet BT-7 light tank.

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The BT-42s were unpopular with their crews due to the significantly increased silhouette and the increased stress to the engine and suspension. The tank performed adequately against soft targets, and was sorely lacking an effective anti-tank round. The Finns unsuccessfully attempted to copy a German-designed HEAT round for the BT-42. Apparently the round did not arm correctly on firing due to the differing muzzle velocity and imparted rotation rate. During one battle, a BT-42 hit a Soviet IS-2 heavy tank 18 times without immobilising it.

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Model Size

10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 28mm, 6mm


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