Last week we released the early/mid war version of the ubiquitous Bofors AA gun. Now we’re making this classic weapon more mobile as we mount it on the Morris C9/B tractor. This combination saw widespread use in the armies of His Masty’s British Commonwealth.
The most numerous self-propelled anti-aircraft gun in the employ of the British and Commonwealth forces, this was the hybrid of the ubiquitous 40mm Bofors gun and an elongated variant of the Morris C8 tractor.
Designed as a mobile anti-aircraft platform to support transport and armoured columns initially, the Morris C9/B would protect more than this initial group of formations from harassment by enemy aircraft.. Every light anti-aircraft regiment would have a battery of 6 self-propelled AA guns attached. This effective self-propelled AA gun was also used to attack ground targets over open sights.
The Morris C9/B would see action in Italy, Burma and in north west Europe.
The new resin and metal kit comes complete with five crew – spotter, loader, two gunners and a driver (not shown). The miniatures have our Figure Head system so can easily be replaced with Sikh, Highlander, etc heads to give you more specific troops.
As we mentioned at the top of the page we recently released the Bofors on a Mk I carriage – bring on the Luftwaffe now!