Bane of the heavy German armour, the Sherman Firefly was the British invention that mounted the powerful 17 pdr anti-tank gun in a Sherman V. Our model is based on the later Sherman V and is now available in plastic to tear apart Panthers, Tigers et al at your command…
This is a variant of the American Sherman equipped with a powerful 17 pounder anti-tank gun. It soon became highly valued as the only British tank capable of defeating the Panther and Tiger tanks it faced in Normandy at standard combat ranges. In recognition of this, German tank and anti-tank gun crews were instructed to attack Fireflies first. Between 2100 and 2200 were manufactured before production wound down in 1945.
Sherman Vc Firefly in Bolt Action
Often known as the ‘Charlie’ tanks in the field because of the ‘c’ denoting them as rearmed with the 17-pdr. There were enough of them by D-Day to issue 1 per troop, providing the British with a good answer to the threat of the German big tanks.
|Cost:||236pts (inexperienced), 295pts (Regular), 354pts (Veteran)|
|Weapons:||1 turret-mounted 17-pdr super-heavy anti-tank gun with co-axial MMG|
|Damage value:||9+ (Medium Tank)|
|Option:||May cancel the ‘Easily catches fire’ rue for +10 pts (Firefly Vc)|
|Easily catches fire: If a roll on the vehicle damage table results in the vehicle catching fire add D3 pin markers rather than just 1 before taking a moral test|
Use your other tanks as a mobile flanking screen to flush out the enemy big guns, then retaliate in kind!
As with all of our plastic vehicle kits, the Firefly comes with its own sheet of waterslide decals with a variety of unit markings, tank names, and other identifying markings to give your model that additional touch of realism when it takes to the tabletop battlefield!
Pick up your complete troops today with the Sherman V Troop including 2 sherman V and a Firefly Vc!
Full rules for these tanks and the entire British range can be found in the Armies of Great Britain supplement book for Bolt Action – check yours out today:
Then head over and check out the extensive British range in store: