Armies of the United States receive a boost this week with the outrageous-looking Calliope multiple rocket launcher!
The Rocket Launcher T34 was a tank-mounted multiple rocket launcher fielded by the US Army during the Second World War. The launcher was fitted to the turret of an M4 Sherman medium tank, firing a barrage of M8 rockets from sixty launch tubes.
Developed in 1943, the Rocket Launcher T34 became more commonly known as a Calliope, taking it’s name from the steam organ musical instrument which also had long tubular pipes. Only relatively small numbers of the Calliope were manufactured, being fielded by a variety of US armour units during 1944 and 1945.
Check out this short video of the T34 Calliope being loaded and fired. The psychological effect on the enemy must have been massive – just as it was for Allied soldiers on the receiving end of the German Nebelwerfers…
Please note the pack contains 1 resin and metal rocket launcher – the tank is not included! The Calliope perfects fits all of our US Sherman variants (apart from the sandbagged version) so you can add it to an existing tank of pick up a new one to go with it.
All the rules for the Calliope can be found in the Bolt Action supplement Armies of the United States…
With this supplement for Bolt Action, players have all the information they need to field the military forces of the United States of America. Entering the war after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States immediately went to war on several fronts.
In Europe and Africa, American troops battled against the Germans and Italians, while in the Pacific they faced the forces of Imperial Japan. This book allows players to choose from dozens of different troop types including Sherman tanks, Marine raiders, and paratroopers, and build a US force to fight in any theatre of the war.
Anyone buying the Armies of the United States supplement directly from us will receive this superb figure of one of the US Military’s great heroes – Lewis ‘Chesty’ Puller – absolutely free!