Roland FlaRakPanzer Batterie (TGBX08)

Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08) Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
Includes two FlaRakPanzer Roland anti-aircraft missile vehicles & Unit Card. 

The Roland 2 Flugabwehrraketenpanzer (abbreviated to FlaRakPanzer, or Anti-aircraft Rocket Tank) is a sophisticated mobile short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The Roland anti-aircraft missile was a joint development between the French and Germans.

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Designed by Tim Adcock and Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Mathie

Leopard

All across West Germany divisions are being mobilised and reservists flock to their barracks for assignment to the front. With their powerful Leopard 2 tanks and panzergrenadiers mounted in the Marder infantry fighting vehicles, they fight with skill and cunning to slow the Soviet advance, determined to protect their homes and families.

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Leopard - West Germans in World War III
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The Roland 2 is the all-weather German variant mounted on the hull of the Marder infantry fighting vehicle. The paired missile launchers can automatically reload in less than 30 seconds from four-round rotary magazines mounted in the hull sides. The Roland 2 is designed to engage aircraft flying at speeds up to Mach 1.3 at altitudes up to 5,500 meters (18,000 feet). It has a maximum range of 6,300 meters (20,500 feet).

Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08) Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08) Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08) Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
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Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)

Gepard Flak Batterie Box Contents
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Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
a. 2 x Roland hulls
b. 2 x Roland turrets
c. 2 x Radar dishes
d. 2 x Radar transponders
e. 2 x Right tracks
f. 2 x Left tracks
g. 2 x Right side skirts
h. 2 x Left side skirts
i. 2 x Right missile launchers
j. 2 x Left missile launchers
Unit Card
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)

Assembling a Roland
Step 1: Start by gluing the tracks to the hull. The left and right tracks are marked 'L' and 'R' to help you place them on the correct side. Below: Just to be sure, make sure the drive sprocket is at the front of the vehicle.
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08) Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)
Step 2: Glue on the side skirts. Like the tracks, they are marked 'L' and 'R'. Photographs of real vehicles show that the skirts were often removed in action, so you may choose to leave them off, as Aaron has done in the painted images above. Below: ensure the angled front of the skirts line up with the front mudguard. Step 3: Glue the transponder to the radar dish. The central tab fits into the vertical slot for correct placement.
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Step 4: Finally, glue the radar assembly onto the mounting peg at the rear of the turret. Because the radar rotates, there is no right or wrong direction to point the dish. Step 5: Glue missile launchers on to the rounded mounting points on either side of the turret. You can angle the launchers at whatever elevation looks good to you, but try to make sure the two launchers are at the same angle.
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Below: A fully assembled Roland.
Roland Flak Batterie (TGBX08)

Painting NATO Camouflage

Painting NATO Camouflage

All the colours you need to paint the standard NATO three-colour camouflage pattern can be found in the Quartermasters Paint Set and the Team Yankee German Paint Set.

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Last Updated On Thursday, August 18, 2016 by James at Battlefront