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G606 Siebel Ferry Artillery Support (1:285)


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This pack contains a single Siebel Ferry transport converted for artillery support operations.

A variant of the SF40 featuring a smaller superstructure and mounting two Mle97 French 75mm guns. A Flakvierling38 quad 20mm gun was also mounted to provide air defence.

Originally designed as a seagoing landing craft for Operation Sealion and probably fortunately (for the troops that would have been on board) never tested in the channel.

Following the cancellation of the operation, the ferries saw widespread service in the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas and Lake Lagoda. The modular construction of the ferry made them easily transportable and highly resistant to damage. Approximately 400 were produced during the course of the war, some were fitted with artillery to provide amphibious fire support.

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Date from 1939
Date to 1945